Hosea 6:3

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

“Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; his appearing is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3

I’ve noticed something in the past 10 days or so. I’ve noticed that people are seeking ways to connect with God. We’ve seen it before in times of crisis. Remember the full sanctuaries after 9/11? To know that God is present with us in a time of crisis gives comfort.

But there are others who wonder where God is in this time of crisis. For those who have lost jobs and aren’t sure how to pay their bills and for those whose loved ones have become ill with this scary virus, God seems to either not care or too far away to help.

But you see people, God shows up in many ways. Yes, sometimes in ways we cannot understand – but most often God shows up in YOU!

Who is it in your life that is needing a reminder that God’s “appearing is as sure as the dawn”? How can you be the presence of God through your loving actions today? Keep your eyes open and your ears tuned to see and hear stories of others who are hurting. Going out into the community and serving your neighbor is not simply a “nice thing to do”, it is our job as followers of Jesus!

Maybe you were the one who felt that God was far away and then someone showed up and shared God’s love with you! If that is you, tell that story! Let others know the presence of God in your life through the love of other people!

Let’s pray:
Ever present God, may we see Your presence all around us and may that presence give us a sense of comfort in these days of chaos. By the power of your Holy Spirit, equip us and send us out to bring your healing and hope-filled presence into the lives of those who feel far from you.
In Jesus’ name we pray,