When we feed our dog, Dottie, we tell her to ‘Sit!’ and ‘Wait.’ Dottie obeys, and as she waits, begins quivering with anticipation. Dottie will wait a very long time, fully expecting good things to come. She is quite strong.
This Sunday our congregation, like so many others, will be scattered around town and tuning into our worship service digitally. It’s strange to say the least. For the moment we will have to wait to get back together. Until then join us and sing along in your living room: https://christcovenant.org
Our service has been developed around Ephesians 6:10-11, which is a call to be strong. Other than that the current virus scare is generally a result of the fall of man (See Kevin DeYoung’s post here), we don’t need to say that it’s specifically a “scheme of the Devil”. Yet the fear and worry that might accompany it could be. All kinds of darts are thrown at us: distraction, fear, impatience, etc.
So we will sing of hope (My Hope is Built on Nothing Less), thankfulness (My Heart is Filled With Thankfulness), our refuge (O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer), and the Lord’s strong arm (We Praise Thee O God, Our Redeemer).
Psalm 27:14: Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
We wait on the Lord, and with strength we anticipate worshiping together and forever.