Life is different… our schedules have changed, who we encounter has changed, what we are thinking about has changed, a thoughtless trip to the grocery store has changed. In the middle of all of the uncertainty the one thing we can, with complete certainty, wrap our arms around is that God has not changed. He is exactly who He has always been and will continue to unshakably be who He will always be. His promises haven’t changed, His love for us hasn’t changed and His purposes for us have not changed. What we are in the middle of is opportunity. To take life that has been shaped into something different and for many of you difficult and ask the question “God, what are you teaching me… what are you teaching my family?” We are sitting in the middle of the worlds largest classroom as God teaches… but just like any classroom, we must make the decision as to whether or not we are going to listen and learn.
I am praying for your families. Praying that this time of change and difference creates space for times to encounter God together as a family. In the coming days and weeks I will be sending resources and ideas designed to fill the space that was once reserved for the normal life you had and is now available for something different. There will be various online gathering opportunities put together with the purpose of encouraging, discussing and praying as we navigate this together. The body of Christ has a distinct purpose and although this season may make it seemingly more difficult to function, it also produces perseverance and a faith shaping mind-set… it is indeed an opportunity.
UY Online Zoom Gathering - Wednesday, March 25 - 6:00pm
If your teen has a phone and I have their number, they will be getting a text tomorrow with a link to join the Zoom Gathering. I have simply prompted them to jump on at 6:00pm tomorrow night so we can establish a sense of connectivity, share a little, and spend some time in prayer. If your student does not have a phone, or I don’t have their number, the link is below. This will probably be a better experience on a computer if one is available in your household.
Your teen can click HERE at 6:00pm on Wednesday to join the UY Zoom Gathering
(Wives, please share this with your husband if they don’t receive or read these emails)
This Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm we will have a “zoom” gathering for all the fathers who are available and willing to jump on. The purpose of this will be to share how things are going in your families, talk about and encourage ideas to lead better during this time and pray over your families. It will be super informal and should be a great chance to just simply connect with a portion of our Church Family.
Click HERE at 7:00pm on Thursday to join the Zoom gathering