I am enjoying the different ways our Richmond Park community is staying in touch. We are blessed to have people in our congregation that have the skills and gifts to put the services together. Blessed to have musicians, teachers, audio and visual folks to lead us in meaningful Sunday morning worship. Big shout out to those involved. Thank you.

 Our small group uses Zoom and Facebook Messenger to stay connected. I do miss the camaraderie of Tuesday morning men’s group and Sunday morning services. We will get together to meet again – hopefully soon.

I am also thankful for leaders, both political and health officials who are leading us through this unusual time of social distancing.  Their goal is to keep us safe and weigh the costs economically too. We must pray for them, for continued wisdom, and foresight.

These last couple of weeks have been so sad with the tragedy of the Nova Scotia shootings. I pray for comfort for those that have lost wives, husbands, children, friends and neighbours. I pray that as they grieve and mourn they will feel supported by people God puts in their lives. I pray they will feel God’s presence and comfort.  Let us pray too for the churches in Nova Scotia as they reach out in their communities.

Since Easter, I have been reading Acts. Today brought me to Acts 5:14-16 “ Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and more were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.” Acts 5:14-16 NIV

What stopped me when I read this today is the confidence these early believers had! Yes the healings are amazing. We often pray for healing, but when was the last time I showed that amount of confidence in God to take a step of faith when everything in me wants to not take that step of faith. What is God asking me to do? What, in my life am ZI not trusting him with?

Psalm 118:14 “The Lord is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation.”

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