Glad that we are all still alive and fighting this Covid-19 pandemic in our own little ways. Hopefully, we’ll win in the end, if we do not give up!
In the meantime, let’s take a moment and be thankful that we’re still here… with a little something to celebrate or mark on the calendar. Halloween may not mean that much to some, but it is an important event for so many others across the globe. In any case, many could not live to see this day, be it an important day or not. So, we may as well just be grateful and thankful for life.
Be of good cheer and stay safe out there!
May the Lord answer us in this time of global distress;
May the name of the God of Jacob protect us.
May He send us help from the sanctuary and grant us support from Zion.
May His banner of love cover us and keep us safe from every plague.
May He remember all our sacrifices
and accept our burnt offerings.
May He give us the desires of our heart and make all our collective efforts succeed.
Surely, we will shout for joy and offer praise when we are victorious, and will lift up our banners in the name of our God!
May the Lord grant all our humble requests in our time of distress.
AMEN and AMEN!!!!
In the wake of Corona Virus, everything has changed across the globe, including Church services, doctrines and the likes. These few random thoughts have been crossing my own mind lately.
They used to castigate those who worship from home via TV and online platforms as not being Christians after all. Christians are only those planted in a Church and never miss Church, blah, blah, blah. Hope we are asking ourselves how Christian we all are now being at home and doing Church online?
They used to take pride in preaching in or to huge congregations. See how awkward it is now to be preaching to empty chairs and nobody standing up to clap for you or give you needless fans? Hope those your many body guards who don’t want anybody nearing their revered men of God are still at post protecting you in an empty Church? Hope some men of God have started learning again how to carry their own Bibles to the pulpit? Hope some wives of men of God can now have some true happiness and not have to fake in Church pretending to be happy with their husbands never sitting at home in the name of doing God’s work?
Oh how they used to take for granted church members who leave everything they have to come sit and listen to the word of God preached. Then, there are those haughty ushers who think they are the best of human beings God has created just because they are privileged to direct people to their sit. Will you now go and direct empty seats or you will direct people online? Hope we’re all learning now that everybody matters.
And oh, now that it is communion service, I hope it is okay now and acceptable to use shortbread, pie, fruit juices, just anything we find in our fridges to represent the communion bread or wafer and communion wine? Should it matter now, or should we still argue about which Church is doing it the right way or not?
Hope a lot of our ‘stupid’ doctrines, practices and attitudes in Church are giving way in these few days and we can enjoy some sanity from the confines of our rooms, as we all pray, read the Bible ourselves and build our personal relationship with God?
May God help us all come out of this global storm and be better people and believers.
©Mark Gadogbe, 2020
Hope always finds a way.
Lose it and you may lose your way.
Life’s of little meaning without hope.
For our very survival depends on hope.
Hope keeps us going.
Even when the storm keeps raging.
Hope keeps us rising.
Hope for an end in sight.
Hope for a better life.
Hope in a better tomorrow.
Keep hope alive.
You’ll stay alive.
You’ll keep afloat.
In all of life’s boat.
A world without hope is a battle already lost.
So, share a bit of hope with all that’s feeling lost.
And together we shall win.
A dying world, life to receive again!
©Mark Gadogbe, 2020