Come On People Now…
“Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now…” -Chet Powers
At a time where the world and our President are telling us to quarantine ourselves, I feel the Lord is urging us to go and show the love of Christ to others who desperately need it. Now I am not suggesting that we violate the governmental suggestion of “social distancing” in the sense that we flippantly go out and have parties with a bunch of people and potentially spread this virus more. I believe the threat is real, especially as I just learned this morning that a couple of my friends came down with symptoms of the virus yesterday morning. Now they are not believers and would actually call themselves atheists. I tell you that not to out them or to condemn them, but to say that it was exactly the reason I felt compelled to start this blog. This news brought me to my knees and that is exactly where I think we should be. But the reality that they do not know the Lord is what has really gotten my heart to stir. I need to be reaching out to my friends to “give a reason for the hope that we have” and not “quarantine” my faith in these desperate times. This blog will be a daily devotional to attempt to encourage us as believers to not give in to fear and anxiety (which I believe can more contagious than any virus) but to be grounded in the Lord, and to “spur us on toward love and good deeds” in a time where the real Church needs not only to be heard but to be felt. If you like what you read, click the follow button so you can get updated when I post. My plan is to post first thing every morning.
p.s. Apologies for my typos and poor grammar, I struggled in English class as a young chap and never recovered 😬
In all circumstances