Dear Logos Family,
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke break in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.” Acts 2:44-47
What is at the heart of church? If you were to answer that question based on this passage in Acts 2 you would have to say it’s being “together” – meeting together, eating together, just being together. We truly are “better together.”
And that, of course, is what we have not been able to do for a year. And we feel it. We feel the loss of not being together. It’s not the same being together on zoom. Yes, were grateful for the technology that has made it possible to have services online. But it’s not the same as being together in person.
And collectively we are feeling the loss. We are grieving over the fact that we can’t see our friends and sit down to eat a meal together and enjoy each other’s company and fellowship.
Why do I bring this up? Because I think right now it’s important to acknowledge our loss. We’ve lost something and we are collectively feeling the loss. We’re down. We’re sad. Because relationships in Christ mean a lot to each of us. We need each other to bring us life emotionally and spiritually.
Jesus said, “I have come to give you life and life more abundant.” (John 10:10) And we know that the life Jesus describes is life in relationship, relationship with God and relationship with one another.
So if you’re feeling sad, if you’re feeling down, it’s alright. God understands. It’s ok to grieve. And give yourself some grace. Do some things that make you feel better….take a walk on these beautiful sunny spring days were having this week, get out and meet a friend at a coffee shop or restaurant (things are opening up!) Plan a time to be away with your family.
We need people in our lives. And if there are some close friends you haven’t seen for a long while, call them up and plan a time to be together. This season won’t last forever. But God and friendships will.
Better together in Christ,