For the time being, we are hindered from gathering together due to the COVID-19 crisis, but we remain one body. The aim of this space is to remind you to keep looking to Jesus; and in remembering him as our Head, we know that we collectively belong to him as well as one to another. Over the course of this crisis, we will provide short reflections and devotions from Scripture, prayers, and wisdom to help you navigate these trying times.
As if we were suddenly thrown into the sea, we have probably spent the better part of these past few weeks just trying to figure out which way is up to catch our breath. All this disorientation leaves us looking for direction and solutions, and that can keep going without end — even in the way we come before the Lord. Thanksgiving is not merely our response to answered prayers and our subsequent relief. Thanksgiving, as Paul sees it, is an essential quality of anxiety-relieving, peace-finding prayer.... Keep Reading
There will be times when we will experience difficult things that may tarry for the night. Collectively, we are tarrying in the night, restlessly waiting for relief. David tells us that joy comes with the morning. As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow morning, all of this will soon be over and we will look back on this fearful season with a renewed perspective. But, for now we have to wait for first light, and pray. How should we wait and pray in a time like this? David helps us. ... Keep Reading