My next guest to share her thoughts is my friend, Lori. I met Lori shortly after Mike was appointed to serve at Fishers United Methodist Church, in June, 1996. Lori's daughter and my youngest daughter were the same age, enjoying many youth group experiences. Mike and I appreciate Lori, her husband, Dave, her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and son.
Lori commented, "I have been pondering on this from your 'Gather the Pieces' post. What a thought provoking question!
I think God is thankful that His churches are persevering during these crazy times when we can't gather in person. We're holding on-line worship and zoom calls for the smaller groups like Sunday School, church meetings, etc. We are not to be stopped!!
This does beg the question though, which is how we could do this as effectively without the technology we have. Maybe I shouldn't think on that too much. We DO have this technology today so it's good that we use it.
There are other ministries not so dependent on the current technology: the food pantry, youth gatherings, work continuing in the church office.
I guess the bottom line for me is that I think God is thankful for our perseverance and dedication to staying connected to Him and our fellow Christians.
I'll be thinking about it more I'm sure."
I am thankful for Lori's sharing. I pray her words will give you additional thoughts this week as we get closer to Thanksgiving.