This past Sunday, we were back in church. The logistics were a little different, but we were there!

As I sat in the pew, masked and socially distanced, I thrilled as voices raised – through masks – to praise the Lord our God. My heart overflowed with gratitude for the security, the foundation, the grace, the love found in Jesus Christ. I thought how wonderful, how blessed to belong to my gracious Lord!

As the gratitude flowed from my heart and leaked out of my eyes (onto my mask) though, I was struck by the fact that this peace, this grace, is not the norm in our world. The light that filled my heart is not shining everywhere and in every heart. Darkness has attempted to replace faith with fear and rule the day with anxious stress.

So, while I relished the refreshment of the words and song, I knew in my heart that I could not divorce myself from the needs of this world.

Until every soul has heard or He calls me home, there is work to do, people to love, and worship to done through service.

May He find me faithful!

The Lord is My Salvation – take the time to listen.

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Philippians 2:14-16

Photo Farm Morning copyright Beth Mims

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