It has now been 24 days since North Carolina issued their “Stay at home” order that has quarantined more than 10 million people. (Stay at home orders by State)
My wife and I have been honoring that order even though we live just over the border in South Carolina.
Our church in North Carolina has been streaming every Sunday for four weeks now. I thank God for their service. It has been a technical challenge for the Pastors and the Worship Team, but they have been dedicated including Easter Sunday.Some would say we are attending the Church of the Living Room. Some of our friends may be going to St. Mattress of the Springs or Bedside Baptist.
Is it real? Yes… different, but this is our new reality.
It has been weird not being able to fellowship with our friends at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte. Being as relational as I am, I miss it.
Some folks are keeping their home groups intact by meeting on Zoom. Some are doing bible studies by way of video conferencing. That’s impressive.
Our home group hasn’t met since mid-March. I miss them.
This is a weird time. It is easy to become so isolated that you forget there are other people out there.
Our friends become characters on TV like; Hotch from Criminal Minds and the Reagan family on Blue Bloods.
Our perspective of the world is blurry. Our sense of reality is not real. It feels like we are living in a bubble.
How are you surviving your quarantine? How are you spending your time? Who are you connecting with?
Even my time with God has dwindled. You would think that since we are sequestered to our homes that we would spend more time with Him, but it is really easy to fall into the traps of the enemy through distractions like Netflix and games on social media or our phones.
A friend of mine put it beautifully in her blog entitled Call Waiting. A graceful reminder that God is always available through prayer.
My prayer today is that we all find time with God. He is not punishing us with this plague. He really just wants to spend time with us.
Give Him a call.