August 4, 2020by Reverend Dan on August 4, 2020
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."
Speaking of new terms in our vocabulary, how about this one: “e-pastor”. That’s when you do most of your pastoring via technology and social media because you can’t get into hospitals or nursing facilities or people’s homes. But with this thing, it doesn’t stop there.
- I’ve preached sermons every Sunday . . . but none from my regular “pulpit”. They’ve been on the church website, on the radio, and on the lawn of the church.
- I’ve written weekday devotionals that were posted on the website and Facebook.
- I’ve done a “virtual” Vacation Bible School on Zoom.
- I’ve taught two on-line Bible Studies with another on the way.
- I’ve emailed and texted and even hand written a bunch of notes trying to stay connected.
My, oh my. Rev. Dan on the world-wide-web. What has this world come to? And on the radio, too. I couldn’t help myself – the first Sunday we went over the air, all I could hear in my ear were the old Sunday morning radio stations with local church services. “Good morning friends and neighbors and all you listeners out there in radio-land.”
Fifty years ago, it’s my guess no one could have imagined what the world would look like today. So, think about fifty years from now. Can we even envision how things will work? (I’m just hoping that I get to fly around in one of those “cars” the Jetson’s flew around in on that cartoon before I die. That would be cool.)
Change is hard. It is challenging. But most of all, it is inevitable. There is indeed a time for everything, and that means we will change, and the world around us will change. And that’s the way it should be and has to be. But isn’t it nice to know that amidst all the change, there is one constant?
Thanks be to God for His love for us which never changes.
"Father, Thank you for an unchanging love in a world that changes daily. In Jesus' name, AMEN."