What Have We Learned?
Be Strong, Be Well — Wednesday, April 15
We have taken a long pause in the way we normally live. Our economy has taken a huge hit. But we’re being told it’s ready to soar after all of this is over. We certainly hope so. We pray for a quick and strong recovery for our country.
I believe this will be true with the church as well. More time at home has resulted in spending more time thinking about what really matters in life: our relationship with God and Jesus Christ, our physical and spiritual families, and the work of the church.
We’ve had more time to spend in Bible study. This helps us to appreciate the word of God more fully. We’ll return with a sharper mindset and desire to search the scriptures more deeply for our public Bible classes.
Evangelism opportunities may very well increase. When our lives are turned upside down, we have a tendency to direct our thoughts toward God and spiritual matters. This is something we all will do during adverse times, but unbelievers, complacent people, and the spiritually weak will have questions. We need to be ready with the answers (1 Peter 3:15).
As the people from a Samaritan village came out to see Jesus after the woman He met at the well told them about the Messiah, He asked His disciples, “Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” (John 4:35).
We need to have our eyes open and look for (search out if need be) and find opportunities to help lead these folks to the truth of salvation.
One of the greatest things that will happen when all of this is over, is seeing each other again. We’re so ready to return to the fellowship we enjoy. We’ll return with a renewed love and concern for each other, and with a closeness that has grown by being apart. —Chris