Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 58 Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
It is nearly 2 months now – since we last gathered physically in church or in our Koinos. I hope that you have missed this type of gathering!
Why do some of us become apprehensive about fellowshipping with others? One of the reasons is because we were hurt or was disappointed by others before.
I like this story. Imagine the coldest winter ever and many animals were dying. The porcupines decided to huddle together to keep warm, covering and protecting themselves. But their quills wounded each other. They were all prickly!
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves from one another. But they began to die, alone and frozen. And so they decided to huddle back together, accepting each other’s quills the prickliness and all; and learning to live with the little wounds caused by close proximity and prickly companionship.
Do you see the point here? Sure, we will prick one another at different times but inspite of that, we need to be together, like our families. It is under such circumstances when we LEARN and PRACTICE forgiveness, love and mutual acceptance. This is when we really grow in Christlikeness.
Besides, those who are able to successfully weather the storms of life are those who have others to cheer and encourage them on when things are down.
Think of someone today and give them a call!
Ps Lawrence Yap.