Thursday, March 19

Thought for the Day:

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)

I think we are all a little surprised by the difference a few weeks can make in the routines and expectations of our days and lives. The COVID-19 virus has us reorganizing and reprioritizing, but for those of us who have eternity in our hearts – our response — beyond perhaps an initial wobble — should be to trust God and have peace about His authority and promises. Our confidence in who God is – demonstrated in the love and power of Christ – brightens our hearts and radiates out of our lives.

Plenty of people, perhaps your neighbours, coworkers, and family – have a lot of concerns. The same concerns you have! But, for those who do not have your confidence in the power and love of God… the concerns are darker. Let us think of what we can do and say to express our confidence in God and shed a little light. As your burdens are a little lighter because of your hope in Christ – find room to help bear someone else’s. Make a phone-call to share some care and hope. When you go out – pick up groceries for an elderly neighbour. Offer to pray with a friend or loved one who is feeling fearful or overwhelmed. Let your light – the light of Christ – shine in and out of your hearts.

— Pastor Peter

Church Updates:

The Trustees Committee would like to remind you that while we aren’t currently meeting together at the church – your financial support of the ministry and missions are still very much needed and appreciated. You can give online following the menu link here on the website, or you can mail or drop off a cheque (no cash please).

The Care Committee would invite anyone who could use a phone call, or someone to pick up their groceries, etc. to ask. We are standing by ready to care for each other – so don’t hesitate to share a need. Contact a committee member – or Pastor Peter.

Pastor is still working out details for at least a message to be shared online this Sunday morning. We will ramp up our online ability in the days to come. For those of you who use social media – our church Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts haven’t been used a lot so far – but they are linked below and you will get updates there and can also interact with each other in that way!

Bloomington Gospel Church COVID-19 Updates