God Is Not Quarantined
I know someone who is not “social distancing.”
I know someone who wants to use this crisis to move closer to people rather than farther away from them. He alone is our hope. More specifically, His mission is OUR mission.And while we scramble to figure out what to do, He continues to do what He has always done! And that is saving the world from sin, not just the coronavirus. Therefore, for those who belong to Him, it remains our responsibility to point people to the One who saves. And this crisis is primed for such a task.
Perhaps, we lost sight of what it means to be the church. Perhaps, we had defaulted into a manner of being that was too consumed with our own weekly gatherings. Perhaps, we’ve settled into a faith expression that is more interested in helping people find comfort in this life, rather than security in the next life.
Nevertheless, the One who is IN control has decided to allow things to spin OUT OF control for this time – so that we can perceive our need for Him.
And the Church must lead the charge in clarifying this reality. As the prophet in the days of old admonished: