1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
🔴 IS ZOOMING THE NEW NORM?
In any given week, you can expect if you were actively involved before Covid-19 to receive several Zoom meeting evites! People have Zoom parties for birthdays, retirements, baby showers, and book clubs, to name a few. I recently received one for Family Game Night. Every Tuesday night at seven o’clock, I am in Bible Study – you guessed it, Zoom!
God made us relational. He first wants us to have a relationship with Him as well as a relationship with each other.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31).
I find it encouraging seeing just how far we will go and how vital it is for us to create ways to be near each other in this pandemic.
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:4-6)
Think About It:
- What are some creative ways you’ve interacted with friends?
- How many virtual parties have you attended?
- When was the last virtual conference you hosted?
Don’t forget to put the devices down and have socially distant conversations. Now more than ever, people need to see your smile and hear your voice.
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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