Slow your breathing and become aware of the taking in and letting out of your breath. Focus on putting things aside so you will be open to what God is saying to you today.
3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God’s house.” 3 Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken later. 6 Christ, however, was faithful over God’s house as a son, and we are his house if we hold firm the boldness and the pride inspired by hope.
Understanding that we are the church of God, not the building where we worship.
We have heard the expression that every cloud has a silver lining. We see the surface of the cloud as dark and imposing. The silver lining is the presence of the light of the sun above the cloud.
When looking at the surface of the dilemma we have, it can be challenging, discouraging, and depressing. The silver lining is the presence and action of God involved in the dark time in our lives. It is the light of the Son producing hope that this too shall pass.
Churches struggle to keep their doors open with small numbers in congregations and difficulty balancing the budget. Christ established the church, and the saints are the ones who persevere in quiet confidence in the hope of Christ. In so doing, we honor the one who gives us hope and established his church in us.
Holy Father, I ask that you forgive us when we fail you. Help us to remember that we represent your church and that your grace is sufficient in all things. Help us to endeavor to persevere in our faith and service to you in leading others to Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Go with God.
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