“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalms 122:1
Today is the last day of February. Next week it will be one year since I have been in our church building to worship the Lord and fellowship with other believers. I know there have been a few times over the last year that our church was able to have limited seating for services, but as a senior, I opted not to go. I am sure that a lot of you who are reading this, have had the same experience.
In January, the Lord inspired me to write the following poem:
A Church in Every Home
The church stands silent and empty,
This snowy January morn.
No lights shining from the windows,
And the parking lot’s left forlorn.
Looks can sometimes be deceiving.
For if we could just peek inside.
We’d find our Pastor on his knees,
Asking Jesus to lead and guide.
With only his wife and daughter,
He will worship and preach and pray.
Using the live-stream equipment.
He’ll encourage us all today.
We cannot meet as we’d like to,
But we’ve found how to overcome.
Though the building may be empty,
There’s a church in every home.
Jesus said that the gates of hell,
Could not against the church prevail.
Circumstances can’t stop worship.
By God’s grace we will never fail.
Now that there are vaccines being made available, we all are waiting for the day when our church doors will be open so that again we can gather and worship. Like the Psalmist we will lift our voices and say, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of the Lord.”
But until then, we will go on serving God with all that is in us. We will go on studying the Word of God and drawing closer to Him. We will go on praying for our families, friends, and those who need healing and forgiveness. We will be faithful in our financial support to the church as the Lord blesses us. We will continue to do whatever the Lord has asked us to do in His kingdom.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you that you have never left us nor forsaken us, you are the same yesterday, today and forever.
Devotion by Anne Johnston