It’s been 7 months since our lives were turned upside down with the COVID 19 associated shutdowns and quarantines. I would love to tell you it’s over…but I can’t. We are still in this and it appears we are going to be for some time.
We have learned a lot during this time of social distancing, hand sanitizers and masks. We have learned a lot about ourselves and we have learned a lot about our God. I have been embarrassed about some of things I have learned about myself, impressed and in awe of some of the things I’ve learned about our church and absolutely amazed with what I’ve learned about our God!
I have learned that the distance in my heart between fear and faith is not nearly as great as I previously thought. I have found myself struggling with decisions, whether they are made out of fear or out of faith. My boldness and abandon have been challenged by COVID 19. In retrospect, that is a good thing! I am certainly a different person than I was back in March when we cancelled the Chili-Cook Off!
Our church has proven to be an outstanding body of mature believers. I already knew that, but the past seven months has given you an opportunity to prove it. We have adapted, overcome, adjusted, and rescheduled with unity and cooperation. Your faithfulness to Christ and His bride, the church, is inspiring!
Through all of this, the Lord has shown Himself strong! He is faithful and True! His provision has left us lacking nothing, His guidance has allowed us to continue, His perfect love has helped us deal with fear! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! I have never been more aware of my need for Christ and His church! How about you?
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching”, wrote the Hebrew writer. Therefore, since I definitely see the Day approaching, we are going to continue forward, broadening our worship and disciple making programs. Look for announcements on upcoming Bible Studies. The Men’s Ministry is going to begin meeting again on September 7th. The youth are exploring ways to grow in size and knowledge, seeking to make an Impact!! The Community Outreach committee is trying new ways to connect with our neighbors starting with and Ice Cream Drive Through on Sunday the 12th of September, 2:00—4:00 pm.
I am genuinely excited about whatever comes next. Its going to be BIG! God is moving in the world. Lines are being drawn, disciples are being called forward to the front lines and I am convinced the FBC Seabrook has an important role to play. Are you ready?
2 Timothy 1:7… For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
God bless, Pastor Rob