For the last 4 1/2 months, I have been getting out of bed between 6:30-7:00 am to get ready to leave to lead worship for our 9:30 traditional service. Today was much different.
Because of my interim/part-time role at the church, I do not have the time invested into it that our regular staff pastors have. They work throughout the week at the church while I am a hospice chaplain. I felt disconnected, so I was thankful to have been asked by our pastor to be present in case anyone happened to show up. No one did, but I stayed around and watched the live stream.
As I drove to the church, I looked around at the businesses that have had to change plans. The shortage of cars on the road. So many things that were different. It was strange.
Do you know what else is strange? That it would take a thing like this to get our attention. God has been trying to get our attention in various ways, but this virus has us sitting up and listening a little better.
God has a strange way of doing things…strange to us at least! He knows exactly what He is doing. Scripture says His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. So while everything seems so strange at the moment, let’s lean on the One who loves us like no other.