“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Stop but don't form a habit
In the past year, regardless of the impact of social movements or the epidemic, students studying online at home, and people working at home have become the new normal. I remember that when the epidemic gradually stabilized and they returned to school, some students said that they really didn’t want to go back to school, which reminded me of this verse: ”As some are in the habit of doing…” It’s so real! Stopping will become a habit; stopping will produce inertia.
Worship is not limited to Sunday or in church
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20)
We are not forbidden to worship the true God at any time, anywhere. The epidemic may restrict us from returning to church on Sundays, but it cannot prohibit us from worshiping Him at home or anywhere, and even gatherings every day. In addition to the church's church, the nature in the suburbs is also a beautiful place to worship God!
Two or three can be more intimate
“After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.” (Mark 9:2)
Worship of a thousand people can bring us a hot atmosphere and surging momentum; gatherings of two or three people can bring more intimacy and interaction. These gathering methods are not prohibited by law, and we really can't find an excuse to stop the gathering. Through the epidemic, does God expect us to pay more attention to those around us and to share more of Heavenly Father's grace and love with our families?
Dear brothers and sisters, come! Pray that we will not stop and count the graces every day, so that we can worship Him with our hearts and honesty and glorify His name anytime, anywhere and with our loved ones!