Ps Murray Holmes - HumeRidge Church
It’s been a phrase espoused all over the world as Covid-19 continues to impact the health and freedoms of people. With schools closing, businesses struggling and self-isolation prevalent everywhere, how can we follow the physical distancing laws, yet still feel part of a community.
Physical distancing does not mean we must be socially distanced or spiritually disconnected. We were created for community. No-one should live life alone. God’s desire is that we embrace the true nature of community and live looking out for one another.
Jesus had a conversation with a scholar one day. He asked Jesus out of all the laws, what the greatest commandment was. Jesus responded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)
So, this week in physical isolation, what could it look like for us to love our neighbours. As we follow the self-isolation laws, how can we practically ‘love our neighbours?’ Perhaps send an encouraging note. Why not bake a cake and leave it at their front door or send a funny text video, saying hi? Or just ask, how you could pray for them, right now?
This week, let’s find creative ways to love another, because we truly are ‘All In This Together!’