I John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another
The global coronavirus pandemic and its resultant collateral damage have given us the opportunity to rediscover what we truly love.
Too many have buried themselves in careers and chasing dreams. Today, offices are empty – employees are sheltering at home. Too many have worshipped at the altar of sports and music. Today, arenas are empty – no fans cheering, pumping their fists or singing along.
Appointments have been canceled; calendars have been cleared. Maybe, for the first time in years, families find themselves home alone. No more pressing obligations. Are we redeeming the time? Have we reinstituted family devotions? Are we praying together for those we love, our troubled communities, and our leaders?
Since the elderly are especially susceptible to the virus, long-overdue phone calls have been made over the past weeks. Adult children are checking in on aging parents. We are honoring our fathers and mothers again.
Though we are practicing social distancing, this is the time for the body of Christ to “dwell together in unity” – to come together under His banner of love. We need to demonstrate that we are united in one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one body, and one Spirit in one hope (Ephesians 4:3-4) – faith with action.
Our purpose is to love the Lord and to care for one another. Let’s be about the Father’s business!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May God bring an abundant harvest as you continue to sow and do, reach and teach, listen and love to the glory of our Father.
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 Samuel 2:22-4:22
Psalms & Proverbs
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.