2021 May 3
Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.
Entering His gates His courts -- today might be interpreted: Go to church! Bring to God your thanksgiving and your praises! How God loves it when we recognize and acknowledge what He is about in our lives! There are forces around us that are out to inhibit the organic connection that has given believers the weekly gathering called "church" for centuries. Fear of infectious disease has kept people apart, kept us from singing when we are together. But with respect for the science and wise caution, we are meeting together as we follow all the CDC protocols. One day soon we'll be able to voice aloud, together, our thanks and praise -- but for now I believe God is giving us the opportunity to test the genuineness of our hearts, even during this time of congregational silence. What will we voice when we are given voice? Will our words glorify, focus on, what's wrong? Or will our words be genuinely filled with the praise and thanks due our great and gracious God?
Pastor Lisa Bosworth