Even a back in March and April, people tried to say to me that COVID-19 will be the death of the church, but I said "But you wait!! Wait and see!" Although, because of COVID -19, many church's doors have slammed closed, the Gospel of the Good News won't be locked down! Yes, some churches may die but there's many churches, like where go to, are freely making available church services available online for all to see–in affect, we are seeing a throwing of churches' doors wide open for all to gain access to Christ's love.
God is bigger than the craziness of the 2020!
Today, I had the privilege to be able to share, on online church, of my thoughts on the way God has been working in my life through this times of COVID. The sharing section starts at 9:29 on this video. I share after Rev. Lynne introduces the section. Evie beautifully shares following me, highlighting that we don't need to conform to the society standards to be accepted by Christ. However, why not watching the whole thing?
I am not sure if this video has closed captioning but this is what I said:
This year has been crazy for all of us. No doubt there have been times when you have wanted to argue with God about what is going on. I have done that plenty of times.
But 2020 has actually been quite productive for me. I gained my first post-doctoral position as a research fellow, working on a project at Flinders University.
I have also set up a new business selling coffee. Most people would not advise this in the middle of a global pandemic and it has definitely been a bumpy ride. Sometimes I find myself arguing with God. Why can’t things just simply be the way I want them? Of course, I know what I’m doing! But in these times I have learned that when you settle down and invite God into a difficult situation coincidences seem to happen to turn things around in a positive way.
So, I would like to thank God my saviour, friend, Father and guide. My relationship with him isn’t always great. Yes, God and I have had our arguments at times, but, God usually wins. With his love! Although, I have drive and determination to achieve, many times it has been God’s gentle guidance which has helped me through many hard times. Thanks, Abba!
(Abba means "dad" or "Father" in Hebrew.)