Hello friends! In this time of disruption and uncertainty, we want to help provide some encouragement a few times per week. That is likely to include social posts like this, Zoom prayer meetings, and some plans for group ministry we will share soon. And just in case you haven’t heard, we will be live-streaming a worship service each Sunday at 10:00 am, as our normal services have been cancelled until further notice.
So to get us started, I want to call our attention to how God, in his providence, has our church in the book of 2 Corinthians. Take a moment to ponder these verses that we studied together a few weeks ago…
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
-2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Let me encourage you to FIND COMFORT and to BRING COMFORT.
We find comfort, as we remember that God is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. He cares for you. He sees you. He is with you. Right now, your Father in heaven is inviting you to call to him and ask him to bring you gospel comfort. He desires to hear from His children.
And as you experience the comfort of God, don’t let it terminate on yourself. Instead, seek ways to bring gospel comfort.
You may not be able to meet with people in person, but you can text, call, email your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and be a source of comfort to them. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Tell them you are praying for them and ask if they have any specific requests.
Imagine for a moment the impact our little tribe of CPWP folks could have in the coming weeks and months. All of us calling out to God for comfort and then embracing our commissioning to bring comfort. Thousands of people being prayed for. Thousands of people knowing that someone cares for them. And it all starts with each of us reaching out. It’s simple, but hugely significant.
Grace and Peace,