I’ve been watching the wind blow through the trees in our back yard. I am always reminded of Jesus’ revealing words in his conversation with Nicodemus in John 3:8 - The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
The Spirit of God really is as close as the next breeze. The Spirit keeps the connection between God and you alive and well. The Spirit enables and enlivens the connection we have with one another. The Spirit bridges the distance we feel from one another. The Spirit yearns for each one of us to participate in its holy work. Therefore: 1. Do pray for one another, for the congregation, for the elders and deacons as they carry on their ministry in these challenging times. 2. Do make a more direct connection with one another. Look through the church directory, or look around your own neighborhoods. I am reading more and more about how difficult and painful these days are for the elderly who are unable to leave their homes, for parents working with their energetic and anxious children, for single moms (and dads too) trying to balance needs of their children and the demands of their jobs at the grocery stores, post offices, public safety positions, or in a medical field.
Take a minute – make a call, send an email, send a letter of card of encouragement.
We need one another, if not in person, now more than ever – in spirit. Reaching out will make a difference.
For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, and I rejoice to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Colossians 2:5.