Tuesday, May 26, 2020
More Prayer, Not Less
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
"Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential," [President] Trump said. "But have left out churches and other houses of worship. It's not right. So, I'm correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential . . . in America, we need more prayer, not less." Source: Fox News
I am listening to talk radio on my phone while tending to chores around the house. The station's news reporter breaks in to alert listeners that President Trump is going to issue a statement shortly, and that they will broadcast that in lieu of scheduled programming. Curious, I stay tuned in.
And wow! Am I glad I do!
I don't at all expect what I'm hearing from the president, and I'm so overwhelmed with surprise and joy that before I can stop them, tears well up in my eyes and spill forth unabashedly. Place of worship can open!!! President Trump has once again stood up for the American people and their rights, stressing that our freedom to worship is guaranteed in our Constitution.
Now, realistically, I know not every church is adequately prepared to open its doors to corporate worship at this juncture, especially those located in heavily populated urban areas. But certainly, there are hundreds of thousands of churches scattered throughout the country where either no or very few cases of Covid-19 exist. Why not get together?
As for our church, Kennesaw United Methodist, the opening date of June 22 has been set by our bishop. I don't think our pastors will buck the system. But there have been ongoing discussions and plans put in place so that we can reopen safely at that time. That's fantastic news!
So, for now, we will continue the online worship routine, but I will engage even more wholeheartedly in it, knowing that our rights are being defended by a caring and competent Commander-in-Chief.
President Trump is spot on, too, when he declares that our country needs more prayer, not less. In light of the recent Memorial Day weekend, and in the weeks to come, let us vow to pray daily for our nation, and give thanks for the freedoms we have because of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect them.
at May 26, 2020
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