NEWS

This is the day the Lord has made…

By Rev. Raymond Hodgson

This is the day that the Lord has made. This day is the Lord’s. What will we do with…

…This day full of inconveniences.

…This day full of disappointments.

…This day full of isolation.

…This day full of frustration.

This is the day that the Lord has made. This day is the Lord’s. What will we do with…

…This day full of creative solutions.

…This day full of other choices being made.

…This day full of opportunities to connect.

…This day full of things no longer taken for granted.

This is the day that the Lord has made. This day is the Lord’s. What does God want us to do with…

…This day full of people who are afraid.

…This day full of people who are suffering.

…This day full of people who are hungry.

…This day full of people who are tired.

This is the day that the Lord has made. This day is the Lord’s. We are the body of Christ in this day. What does the body of Christ do with…

…This day when many struggle.

…This day when many need to hear words of hope and comfort.

…This day when many mourn.

…This day when many are alone.

This is the day that the Lord has made. This day is the Lord’s. We are the body of Christ in this day. And we do what we have always been called to do. We will share Good News. We will teach and nurture new believers. We will respond to human need. We will seek transformation where there is injustice. We will safeguard the integrity of creation.

The cans and boxes of food may not be gathered in front of the altar. Our monetary gifts may not be placed in a brass plate. They are still blessed. Our invitations to join in worship may require the click of a mouse and our Bible Studies may be on screens. God is still there. Our prayers and supplications may be spread over many hours and square kilometres. They are still heard.

When this article is read, things may have changed. We may be able to safely gather again physically. Or we may not. What will not have changed, what will remain constant is this:

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

         (Psalm 118:24, NRSV)

Rev. Raymond Hodgson is a member of the Stewardship Committee.

[email protected]