“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.”Psalms 121:1-3
Just last Sunday we sang these beautiful words from Psalm 121. What a perfect reminder in these troubling times. There are so many questions that are not yet answered. But there is one question that we can be sure of the answer to…Where does my help come from? The Lord. In these unprecedented days, one thing remains unchanging and that is our God who knows us…each one by name and loved us so much as to send His Son to redeem us.
As most of you have already heard, our Bishop has decided that there will be no public worship for the next 2 weeks. See the Bishop’s letter posted here. While this is no doubt disappointing to you as it is to me, the decision was made aimed at doing our part to lessen exposure and transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.
For this week I invite you to join together to worship remotely by calling into my free conference call line. You can do this easily either from a land line or a mobile phone. Dial 712 770-5505. When prompted enter the access code 225441. It’s easy! We will have a brief message and time to pray together.
Friends, this is a time when we can be a witness to the world. As fistfights break out over toilet paper and cleaning wipes we can remain calm with the peace that passes understanding. We can watch over each other in love. We can continue to serve our community as needs grow and we become aware. This is a perfect time to be the church. Our Bishop has asked us to consider ways to become responding centers. That is something Trinity UMC is known for and we will continue as always in whatever form that takes in the coming days and weeks.
As we spoke of recently in worship we have received blessings that we can bless others. May our lives be the blessing someone needs at such a time as this!