When Will I See You Again?

At the present time it’s only been two weeks. In my life, it feels like two years. This was my second Sunday in a row preaching to only a camera and empty seats. Sure, I can see God at work in the midst of this pandemic. In fact, I’m certain God is doing even more now than before. That’s largely due to God having a lot more of our undivided attention.

Even still, there’s a deep desire for things to just go back to normal. I miss seeing a church full of worshippers. I miss hugging someone’s neck and not worrying about this Coronavirus. I miss sitting down for a good meal inside my favorite restaurant. I miss seeing family and friends that are usually a normal part of my life.

Honestly, I wonder when I will see you again. My only peace comes in knowing God often does His greatest work in times of great crisis. When we feel like things are at a standstill. This is usually when God has us full time in His workshop.

These seasons demand patience and enduring faith. Faith that God is not sleeping. Instead, God is working nonstop on us, around us, and despite us. On the other side of this waiting period, we will see God was creating a masterpiece all along. Even in the midst of what often only feels like madness.

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

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