|MARCH THEME: The Lord Saves
|“Together While Apart”
One of the toughest protocols for Canadians right now is staying inside, away from others. On the
surface it may seem like an easy thing to do, but we are social creatures; we enjoy interaction with
others. Staying at home, isolated, means much less connection with other humans; we miss the people we
love. Those of us without jobs as result of COVID-19 are finding this time of separation especially
difficult, with no one close by to comfort us. But it is a necessary discipline if we want to contain
the spread of the virus, which has already taken the lives of thousands around the planet.
During these unprecedented days, the church is stepping up with clever ways to stay connected, as well
as having greater than normal influence with neighbours & friends. I like the ‘Together while Apart’
campaigns launched recently over various social media. It reminds me of what Jesus said to those alive
when He left earth to be with Our Father. Matt.28: 18-20 "Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in
heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Surely I am with you always. The Great ‘I AM’ promises He will always be with us! By His Holy Spirit He’s
with you, in your home or apartment. He’s with MCA shut-ins all around us. He’s with all the Single-MCA-Moms;
He’s with every MCA-Young Adult and every MCA-Family. He’s with every MCA-Senior and He’s in distant lands
with each MCA-supported-Missionary. My dear friends, He’s got the whole world in His caring and capable hands.
And here’s the part that really makes me feel ‘Together with you while we’re Apart’: Jesus assures us in
scripture that He is praying for us. See Rom. 8-34, Heb. 7-25, Luke 22-31&32.
I’m so glad you and I are part of this MCA Family, which is part of the global Family of God. We are much
more than connected electronically during this COVID-crisis. We are connected by Holy Spirit for now and
for eternity. That should bring some joy back into your heart and displace those feelings of loneliness.
Please join us online for times of prayer and Sunday services. We need you – you need us. Let’s stay Together
Rev. Ginette Howse