Discipleship takes place through dozens of different faith practices. Might the increased isolation due to COVID be calling us to build capacity for significant conversations and quiet times through which we encourage one another and ourselves as we die and rise in Christ together?
But the light is here. It has come into this world we just need eyes to see. So look up and out.
As pastors and worship leaders we may need to remind ourselves and those we lead in worship that our joy is rooted not in our immediate context but the much larger story of redemption.
Communion is not limited to the past or present. In fact, it points forward with the resilient hope that Christ is making all things new.
How do we engage our calling to honor those in civil authority during a time of political strife?
Joy, prayer, and thanksgiving move us to the place where we see God and recognize our need to totally depend on him.