by Jan McDaniel
This is our church. Such a beautiful, pastoral scene. Even the setting brings comfort and peace. I did not take this photograph, but you can see it at the end of our Sunday After Easter service on YouTube.
You see, the building, the property, and the beautiful surroundings are where we usually worship, but due to the global pandemic, we are meeting virtually online as many are. The church is not limited to one physical place. The church is God's people, wherever they are.
I miss going, and I'm enjoying another weekly gathering on Zoom, but I do hope this virtual addition will continue as the world gets back to some new normal. Sounds like the aftermath of grief, doesn't it. We draw comfort from each other, but for those who cannot make the trip, it would be comforting to see the online version.
Where is God in your life? Who helps you find moments with him?
Today, I hope you are safe and well and truly at peace. If you are not, look no further than a quiet moment in your heart where you can always find the Father who loves you without reserve and with unconditional forgiveness.
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