The Salvation Army leadership in the UK have announced that because of the growing threat of the spread of the coronavirus it is ‘with deep regret public meetings must stop with immediate effect. This includes Sunday worship, music groups rehearsals, courses, performances and clubs’.
Life really is changing isn’t it, as even church and worship as we know it isn’t going to be the same again for some time. I know alternatives are being looked into.
In the meantime, we have all been asked to pray each day at noon for all the people around the world impacted by the Coronavirus. And for the leaders across the world who are making very complex decisions. Pray that God will give them wisdom and courage.
I’ve seen and heard of a number of people using Matt Redman’s song The Heart of Worship to remind us that at the heart of everything we do, there must be Jesus.
When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless Your heart
I’m coming back to the heart of worshipThe Heart of Worship by Matt Redman
And it’s all about You, all about You, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about You, all about You, Jesus
In so many areas of our lives we are finding our ‘normal’ has been turned upside-down. Our church activities (or lack of, our worship, may have changed forever, but Jesus remains the same. That’s why we must always keep Him at the centre of all we do because we can still be the church, even though our church services are cancelled and our church building are closed.
Why not join us where you are, at midday (GMT) each day, and pray for those affected by coronavirus and for our world leaders.