2 Corinthians 13:12
“Greet one another with a holy kiss”
A Word of Hope
There are lots of places where scripture says to greet one another with a holy kiss. Today is National Kiss Day! And here we are stuck at home and wearing masks and social distancing when we go out only for necessities. We cannot get near people; except those we live with.
The social distancing has taken a toll on us all. We do not have personal interaction with each other. That is one of the things that keeps us healthy! I am grateful for Facebook that allows me to have online contact with my friends. But that only partly fills the need to actually be with people.
I have enjoyed zoom meetings with small church groups and family and friends. But still that is just a substitute for real interaction.
Often when we are together in church, I feel touched by God through the interaction of my fellow church members. It does not have to be inside the church building, but that is where I usually see most of my fellow church family.
On the Sundays when we have collected the Thanks Bags and Change for Change it was great to see some of you! We could not share hugs or kisses, but our spirits were connected in the joy of being together and united in the mission of doing something good!
We are still the family of God. No matter how often we get to gather or whether we do not get to meet. It feels wonderful to be together, but our relationship is still strong when we cannot be physically in each other’s presence.
Please reach out by phone, or text or Facebook to your family of choice as well as your biological families during this time of physical separation. Many people really need your individual contact to them. I am throwing a virtual holy kiss to all of you!
Holy God, we cry out for an end to this pandemic that separates us from those we love! Help us find creative ways of connection to those who need to know of our care and concern. Prayers of healing for all who are suffering physical and emotional challenges at this time.