Anyone else about to go stir crazy?
We're not...yet...and we're rolling along as best we can. Zoom calls seem to be the "new normal," but that also means sitting still in a chair more than ever. It's not our favorite to say the least. One thing is for sure during the few times we do go out, people are looking for some conversation...even through a mask and from six feet away. The enemy is a liar, and he is using fear and uncertainty to his advantage. I have no doubt that when we come out of this, and we will, the field will be white for harvest more than ever before!
At this point in the timeline for CrossWalk-Pflugerville, many things are up in the air. Please pray with us as we move forward. Originally, our first preview service was set for May 17, but it is certainly not looking like that will happen in a manner like we thought. We are considering some creative options, so be watching for more details soon. This could be a church start like none before.
I want to take a minute and say "thank you" to ALL of the A/V teams! The picture of Sam and Samantha above are like so many across the country. There are talented teams working behind the scenes making it all happen each week. Tirelessly keeping everything up and running. I encourage all of you to tell these folks how much you appreciate them. Without them, none of what we're doing would be on a live stream. And when we are allowed to be back together in person...I think we need to honor them even more. I am thanking the Lord for technology and the talented people that make it work so seamlessly.
As I shared in my message yesterday, for the first time on a stool at a table speaking only to a camera, I quoted something that I believe speaks volumes for us today as the Church. This is what someone much smarter than me said: "When the story of COVID-19 is just a story we tell – a year, 5 years, 10 years from now…Here is our challenge – We need to make sure our stories are stories worth telling.The decisions we make every day, now and until the end of the crisis, will determine the stories we tell to our children, to our grandchildren, and to the world. We’re writing the story with every single decision of every single minute of every single day.As easy as it would be for us to retreat to our fear, to retreat to fear doesn’t necessarily preserve our life. To retreat to fear simply means we lose the opportunity to do something extraordinary in this season of life." This is SO true!
I ask you just as I ask myself...how's your story coming along?