I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
in your gates, Jerusalem. – Psalm 122
Today’s post is a simple, sincere, and seriously important invitation to worship. To the extent that life seems out of rhythm (and this can be because of so much more than just the COVID-19 disruptions), Sunday morning worship is the most beautiful, effective, and balancing intervention possible.
Not only that, but Rebekah and John are serving communion; this only makes the invitation that much more personal, that much more intimate, that much more holy.
Additionally, Rebekah will be preaching again. Pastor John offered an excellent three-week series during January, but this week Rebekah is back in the pulpit. She has a lot to share from the past few weeks’ poignant griefs (Another Epic Story Moves into Eternity), and I know the message will be both beautiful and challenging.
Seriously, friends. We were created for relationship, both with one another and with God. We may be physically distanced from other people, but our deepest selves absolutely experience both spiritual nurture and real community when we pause, center ourselves in the context of divine worship, and honor our commitment to being together “in” church.
I want to be there, in spirit, with as many of you as possible. Here is the link to the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Facebook page, where we go live at 10:00 every Sunday morning.
Despite everything that is happening in this world, today is still another Sunday, a day designed to be our Sabbath, our refreshing, our opportunity to get back into sync with what is important, what is authentic, and what is real.
Peace – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.