Distanced Socializing Devotional- 43
Our Thursday devotional this week has been prepared by Loyce Weaver, a member of our church.
Scripture: Exodus 15:2
“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
One of my favorite lines in a Christian song is from the group DC Talk's song, "What if I Stumble, What if I Fall". It begins:
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians Who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."
In this pandemic world, we can see the worst in people. But we can also see the best in people, too. We see people reaching out to help others. We see people sewing masks for others; people helping the elderly with grocery shopping; young children reaching out to brighten others' days; garbage men singing to people on their routes; grocery clerks being honored; essential workers being praised. The list goes on and on. Those acknowledgements that are positive are the things that we need to see every day always, not just during a pandemic. Sometimes a simple smile can make someone else's day!
Thank you God for letting us fall, yet knowing that you will always be by our side in good times and bad whispering, "My Love for you will never change"! Amen.
Would you like to write a devotional? I want to thank everyone who has contributed a devotional over the past 8 weeks. As we continue, we currently have a shortage of devotionals for the next couple of days. If you’d like to submit a devotional, just as Loyce Weaver did for today, please send it to Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship Service this Sunday. Our worship service this Sunday (May 17) will be led by Beth Graverholt and Lily Spader. The service will live stream on May 17 at 11 am, broadcasting from the sanctuary at ConnectioN Point. Our Facebook page is open to everyone, so we encourage you to invite friends, who may not have access to church services during this time of social isolation, to join us for worship.
You can access the service live by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/christumclinc/. If you miss the services live, you can access them later on Facebook as well as our church webpages, https://www.christumclinc.org for Christ United Methodist and https://www.connectionpointlnk.org/ for ConnectioN Point.