I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and strong. During the past week, I tested ‘positive’ for COVID 19 virus. I am very grateful to have learned that our church members with the virus experienced mild symptoms, and many of them are recovering well. Fortunately, I too only experienced mild symptoms such as body ache and dry cough, but it sure has made me very tired.
I am approaching this healing time as an opportunity to pause, rest, and be silent. I am approaching this time of isolation as an opportunity to give thanks for the reasonably good health I have been enjoying every day. I am approaching this time of staying home as an opportunity to appreciate my supportive family more. I am approaching this time of isolation as an opportunity to pray about our ministry together tomorrow.
I am sure I am not the only one who will benefit from stopping running once in a while. I am sure I am not the only one who will benefit from giving thanks to our family, church, and community. I am sure I am not the only one who will benefit from spending more time in prayer and silence.
May this season of waiting, isolating, and listening deepen our hope for tomorrow and our love for one another! May God bless you! AMEN.
Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, January 8, 2022, edition of Tidbits.