The COVID19 virus has changed how we see things literally and figuratively. Visiting our extended family is now postponed so we can help keep our loved ones healthy. We are grateful for technology that still allows us to virtually visit them.
The schools are offering online classrooms to keep children learning. This is education to K-12th grade students through a whole new virtual medium. We are grateful to our educators who have quickly adapted to the new software and to our families who are now rockin’ homeschooling!
We know you have visited the inside of a grocery store! Well, that has an all too eerie view. We see aisles of empty shelves from the pandemic because some have lost their sense of proportion. We are grateful to our grocers who continue to restock those shelves throughout the night.
The hospital emergency rooms have mask and glove wearing professionals whom are caring for our loved ones that have contracted COVID 19. Again, gratefulness is offered to these medical teams that are sharing their gifts of nurturing wellness and being on the front line around the clock!
Globally, we have seen continents shaken by this pandemic. Lives lost. Families changed forever. But did you notice… The rivers of Venice are clear again. The skies over in L.A. have less smog. The view from NASA’s space stations shows reduced pollution over China. Limiting our travels seem to be creating a healthier world! We are grateful for nature’s way of healing the environment.
And, then there’s our church view. We won’t be sitting in the same pews, seeing the same altar, singing the familiar hymns, or shaking the hands of our compassionately caring friends. We will have to joyously accept that the ZOOM links, Facebook LIVES and YouTube posts will allow us to still virtually share in the story of Easter. Easter is a story of rebirth and new growth. Kind of ironic isn’t it. It’s a great reminder that God is still walking with us. We sure hope that all those worship service posts go viral!
The Family Ministry team is praying for your families; prayers for good health and financial concerns. <><
We are also sharing our Easter Sunday School lesson link for use at home. If you have crescent rolls, marshmallows, butter, cinnamon and sugar, you can make some AMAZING RESURRECTION ROLLS! This link also shares a video of the Easter story and many additional activities. We wish you a "simple but sweet" 2020 Easter!