Friday, March 27th
“But there is a time and has come when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet, I am not alone, for my Father is with me.” Jn. 16:32
Jesus will be going to the Father in prayer and eventually to the cross on our behalf. But in this context Jesus reminds the disciples that He is going to be away but not alone but one with the Father. During our isolation-“shelter in place” we may feel isolated all alone. Jesus had to be alone to accomplish the work of suffering and dying on the cross to forgive our sins and give us salvation.
We are at home to help stop the spread of this coronavirus. But we are not alone. God is with us and as we are “scattered, each to his own home.” God is always with us and He hears our prayers, He hears our pleas, and hears our cries. We are separated but still together. May we always remain one in Christ, and may his love and peace give us hope as we look to Christ our source of strength, hope and love.
Grace and Peace, Pastor Binz
Friday, March 20th
“God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of trouble therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.”
We are facing uncertain times, but we can do this without fear because we have a God who is certain in his promises to us. God promises to be with us at all times and as we face these challenges together this is a good time to even though we are practicing “safe distancing” we can draw closer to God even though worship and Bible studies are cancelled for the time being. And even though we aren’t coming together in worship remain in the Word and look out for one another, check in on the members you know from time to time and offer help if needed. God keep you in his precious care trusting in his mercy. Pastor Binz