I miss doing some of the things I take for granted: going to a busy restaurant with friends, working out at the Recreation Center, skiing, watching NCAA basketball or The Masters on TV. And I’m especially sad that Cindi and I won’t enjoy the fellowship we value so much at Dillon Community Church each week.
But this is temporary. And Christ already dwells with us, and in us, every moment of every day. Church is important to me for many reasons, but my faith stands strong in the absence of corporate fellowship. I already find myself revisiting my faith and examining its roots, drawing inward to appreciate the simple facts that draw me to God in the first place. It’s good spiritual exercise.
Romans 8:38-39 reminds us that, even in the absence of each other, “…neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Our church family is already engaged in serving each other and the community at large, and I am proud to be part of this team! I know when DCC reopens for Sunday services (whenever that is), we will return enriched by how God has acted in our lives, our faith and our friends during this time apart.
Kevin McDonald, elder