A Little Sonshine Goes A Long Way…
We should all be looking for ways to be positive, upbeat and joyous during this time of great sadness. Remember, none of this is surprising to God and we should be comforted by the fact He already knew this was going to happen. We should also rejoice in the fact that He knows where this is headed and how it will play out. We are merely ambassadors to spread His word and as such we do as He commands.
With so many of us at home, there are a multitude of ways to honor our Father. Look at the volume time we have to spend with Him, listen to His word and share His word with others.
If you’re not part of a “life group”, “small group” or “connections” group with your church then you should be. If you are you already know how encouraging, inspiring and fulfilling life becomes when it is shared with others who are walking the same path. Our “small group”, Boomers, met yesterday after church service as we normally do. Some were unable to attend for a variety of reasons but we all met, shared a laugh, connected with one another, prayed and did all the things we normally would do – we just did it using Zoom instead of being in the same room.
There are no words to describe how uplifting it was to see all those in our life that mean so much to us. While we couldn’t get the sense of actual “warmth” from sitting next to them, the warm glow of God’s love radiated through their hearts and into our family room. We pray you had a similar experience with your group.
Several us shared from the Bible what was helping us to see clearly through the week. What a diverse group of teachings were shared.
We pray the Son shines bright in your life in this day and all the days to come.
2 Timothy 2: 1-7
Luke 21: 23-28
Isaiah 25: 1-12
Romans 5: 1-4
II Timothy 2 NKJV
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.
7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.