20. April 2020.
In a mountain village in Europe a long time ago, a nobleman wondered what gift he could present to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church. No one saw the complete plans for the church until it was finished. When the people gathered, they marvelled at its beauty. Then someone asked,” But where are the lamps? How will it be lighted?" The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. then he gave them each family a lamp, asking them to bring these with them each time they came to worship. "Each time you are in church, the area where you are seated will be lighted," the nobleman said. "Each time you are not here, that area will be dark. This is to remind you that whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God's house will be dark."
Because of the current situation none of us is able to physically come to the church. I am missing it a lot, and I’m sure that some of you feel the same. The first week was the hardest for me. We didn’t have much online activities. From the second week it was easier since four times per week I’m part of online services, prayer meetings, and small groups. Although it is not the same, as going to the church, I really enjoy seeing some of you online and talking to you. However, some of you are not part of online meetings.
So, I would like to encourage you to “bring your lamp” – to join us for online meetings. Also, I would like to encourage you to join or start your online small group – just a few of you. You can use WhatsApp, Viber, Zoom, Skype, Webex etc.
Talk about how was your week, check if everybody is OK, read a passage from the Bible and discus it, and pray. I am grateful that I’m part of Sophia and elder Nigel’s small group. It’s very uplifting. Please “bring your lamp” to God’s online house.
If you would like to start or join a small online group and make some friends, then get in contact with Pastor Rudi using the details above or register your interest by clicking here.