Take a deep breath. No seriously….take a few slow breaths right now before you continue to read. During this unprecedented time of panic and rapid change, our way of life has been disrupted, and routines have been broken. The market has crashed. Schools have closed. People are sick. Systems are being tested to the breaking point. Feeling overwhelmed? Take another deep breath.
We are living day by day and things are changing minute by minute. This is such a blessing! That may seem like an odd attitude to express. It is beautiful when we are desperately dependent on God for life and breath. Matthew 5:3 describes this as being “poor in spirit.” What a blessing to be reminded that our reliance on God is a place of peace and rest.
As you navigate your day and the coming weeks, we will have an opportunity to rest in God, express hope in Christ, and share peace by loving our neighbor. I will remind you of a point from our sermon a few weeks ago, “Attitudes are contagious; make sure yours is worth catching.”
I love each of you and I’m proud of you already. I will say that I am sad that it seems like we won’t be able to gather as a corporate faith family for the foreseeable future. That being said, I’m so proud of our leadership team who are working diligently to use all tools at our disposal to keep us connected. I will see you “at church” on Sunday.