It’s March! The month when winter ends and spring begins. If you are like me, you are ready to embrace warmer weather, longer days, leaves on trees, flowers blooming, and an exciting college basketball tournament looming (go Hogs!). Needless to say, I like March and I like spring.
This year, I am hopeful that spring represents moving us out of a pandemic. This would likely not mean that COVID is over, but it would mean that many of us can return to something more normal. And for me, “more normal” would mean that more of us would commit to going back to “in person” church.
In our study of the book of Acts, we are seeing lots of passages emphasizing togetherness. The church was together in worship, in prayer, in the study of God’s word, in partaking of the Lord’s Supper, in caring for one another, and in living on mission. You might ask yourself, “how long has it been since I experienced this type of togetherness?”
Furthermore, theologically, our togetherness is vitally important. The author of Hebrews writes, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25).
So Calvary, let’s be a healthy faith family that prioritizes being together. For those who are not immunocompromised or considered high risk for getting seriously ill from COVID, I want to invite you back to church. On Sunday’s, we need you to participate in Sunday School and worship. Our togetherness means a lot - to all of us. According to scripture, when you are not consistently part of our lives, we are less than our best. And, when we are not consistently part of your life, you are less than your best.
Hoping to see you at church soon.