These are the words of King David, found in Psalm 13:1. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say we’ve probably asked the same question a time or two over the last several weeks. We just want all of this to be over, so that we can move on with our lives. Yet, regardless of how desperately we desire for this to be over, it is not, and, despite our desperate longing for an answer to the question, “How long?” there simply is no answer, yet. All I can tell you with any degree of certainty is that, as your pastor, I miss you, I love you, and I want more than anything to be gathered together as a church body, physically and in the same space and that I do not know how long it will be before we can do that. (As badly as I want to try to put a date or a time frame on that, even as I type these words, I cannot.)
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the data in Hamilton County and across Texas, we will continue to listen to experts, who give us insight into “best practices” during this season, we will continue to be in dialogue with our local medical community, and we will continue prayerfully to consider when and how to re-enter our church facilities.
n the meantime, I’m going to urge you (“beseech” may be a better word) to be patient and to pray. Pray that the end of COVID19 is near. Pray that God would give us the solution to this problem. Just as fervently, pray for wisdom for your church staff and leadership. We covet your prayers for wisdom.
Finally, I plead with you to stay connected with your church family. In addition to worshiping online, we’ve also been meeting via Zoom for the last several weeks (on Wednesdays and Sundays), and we’d love to see and/or year from you. If you can join using the computer, there’s a number (not toll free) that you can call in. We’ll be able to hear you, and you’ll be able to hear us. Please reach out to me, if you’d like more information about this.
I love you all,