There is a song I enjoyed; written by a friend of mine. We worked together overseas. The song is called: His Love Remains the Same. The song speaks of the obvious, however, we need to be reminded of the obvious. The song was inspired by the faithfulness of God toward us.
Psalm 36:5 to 9
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
Your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is Your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They feast on the abundance of Your house;
You give them drink from Your river of delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
in Your light we see light.
The chorus states:
His love remains the same,
He knows you by your name,
Don't think because you failed Him He despairs;
He gives to those who ask
His grace for every task,
God plans for you in love for He still cares.
As you are aware, new restrictions do not permit the gathering together of people within the church. Although this is sad, some have been feeling, with the increase in numbers of infected persons, it is not safe to hold meetings.
For some, we just hunker down and stay safe, while we are reminded of God and others' love and care for us. For others, this can be a difficult time. I just want to remind all of God’s continuous love and our role, as the church, to continue to provide ministry to others.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 to 11 “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
We, the Church, will continue to follow the teachings of Jesus, providing care for the elderly, the sick, the forgotten of society.
Matthew 25:35 to 40 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and invite You in, or needing clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and go to visit You?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.’
Please know, Judy and I will continue to pray for you and are available when needed. We also ask you to think of people, outside your circle of friends and acquaintances. To call and encourage them. Loneliness is very detrimental to emotional well-being. Let us continue to do our part to encourage and bless others, thus fulfilling Jesus' calling.
May God continue to bless us and use us to bless others.