This is a very different time for all of us. There are real concerns in our world, but we must not let those fears lead us to despair. Let’s all pause, pray, and persevere through our current trouble. Listen to rational voices that call us to care for each other, not the “every person for themselves” panic. Trust in God and those who are striving in His name to prevent the spread of illness. Follow the precautions that are being recommended and help protect the most fragile among us. Check on each other in love and remember that isolation to prevent the spread of infection does not have to mean being out of touch. Above all, trust in God, know He is with us in everything. Here is our reading for today, Psalm 95.
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
We may worship differently this morning and our world may seem a fearful place, but God cares for us and will hear our prayer.
Loving Lord, be with us in our distress. Bless those who are ill, calm our fears and lead us to the comfort only You can provide. Amen.