This last Sunday, I went to church again – Praise God!!
Across America, churches are opening again.
There is no science or data for churches to stay closed.
There is no constitutional exception for churches to stay closed.
There is no reason for churches to stay closed.
Only power-hungry politicians and bureaucrats with a prosocial; control ideology want to keep churches closed.
And Christians are not taking it any longer. The rules and regulations are unconstitutional. They violate our First Amendment rights.
I flew from California to Tennessee. My wife and I were in an area called Franklin. Off the plane, for the first time we went to a sit-in restaurant.
Yes, a restaurant where we sat down inside with lots of people.
Yes, a restaurant where people did not wear a mask, and everyone felt safe.
And, it was an awesome experience.
Then, we went to church on Sunday.
Across America, churches are opening their doors again.
Some churches have already opened their buildings for fellowship. The one we went to, Grace Chapel, was a drive-in church.
Cars were situated on a hill – in a row of about 200 vehicles. They were filled with families, couples, and individuals.
The worship team and pastor were on a large stage with a large screen and a speaker.
In addition, you could turn on an FM station and hear the broadcast live.
It was wonderful to fellowship together.
It was awesome to see Christians raising their hands and not staring at my iPhone or computer.
But, to see something live is a whole different feel. People were energized. They were speaking to one another. They were praying with one another. They were ministering to one another.
Most stood outside their car for worship.
Until it began to rain, most experienced the service outside.
All for Jesus.
They were getting to worship the One who sacrificed and has transformed us.
What was evident was the joy of being together…centered in worship.
What was evident was just love for Jesus.
What was evident was just peace of being safely together.
What was evident was just hope for God’s hand on the future.
There was every kind of car…from 30-year-old Fords to high-end Porches.
We all gathered (together) excited that next Sunday, a county-wide assembly of churches will meet on Pentecost Sunday. Then, the first week of June, churches will reopen their doors. The excitement was in the air.
No bureaucrat threats.
No power-hungry politician demanding secular obedience.
No media shame.
No Facebook criticism.
Nothing can stop God’s people from being Salt and Light, and coming together in koinonia fellowship.
Nothing can stop us from being obedient to Hebrews 10:25 “…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves…”
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