Reflections on Faith and Community

Dear friends,

On this page, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. You can also find them on the church's YouTube Channel in the "Weekly Word" playlist. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.

Andrew S. Odom

03/25/2020 10:30 AM

Shelter in Place

03/25/2020 10:30 AM
03/25/2020 10:30 AM

Your statutes have been my songs wherever I make my home. I remember your name in the night, O Lord. (Psalm 119:54-55)

Shelter in place. That is what we have been told to do. It’s an odd phrase to me, shelter in place. I know the basic idea is to not move around a whole lot, but maybe the phrase should be called limited movement rather than shelter in place. It has the feel of a quarantine without really being that. And when will it end? Good question. We all want sooner rather than later, but not so soon as to defeat the purpose of doing it in the first place. Right. That’s right.

While we are all figuring out how to shelter in place together, I thought I might simply say a few things:

  1. Take time to create space for our own spiritual health and faith. Designate a place in your home for prayer and reflection each day to read the daily church email devotion in addition to another practice that works for you. Pick a song or hymn you know and sing it. Set aside time for this. It is important.
  2. The church staff has been working on creating online resources for you to have during this time. They will be housed on the church website and can be accessed by clicking “Cabin Fever Ministry” on the home page. We are still working on this, so give it a little time to be put together.
  3. Worship will continue to be posted online around 10:30 am on Sundays. You might want to subscribe to the CCPC YouTube channel to make it easy to get to.
  4. Finally, if you are not on REALM yet, take a moment to sign up. It has been a wonderful way to share information with groups you are part of in the church as well as stay informed on what is happening.

Yes, shelter in place seems odd. Hang in there. Steep yourself in prayer. Be reminded that God is our ultimate home no matter where we are.

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