November 12

November 12
by Tim Stahlke

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. Hebrews 10:25

My SW engineering team recently complained about too many meetings- a kind of corporate “zoom fatigue”. We rolled out an No Meeting Friday- “NMF” policy and they seem happy with it.

I seek to adjust my work meetings to be as encouraging and helpful as my Grow Group, and Cornerstone middle school meetings. These Christian gatherings (online lately) are uplifting, encouraging, and help each of us strengthen one another through Christ who has promised to be present- “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.” God’s promise and presence seem to be deeply present at these meetings more often than I can last remember. The camaraderie and fellowship are welcome, even for those with introverted tendencies. Being apart has been a type of fasting, in which I enter each meeting so hungry and thirsty to learn, laugh, and be present together. 

For us (the quick) the days of physically gathering together for worship, which we are already getting a taste of has been very good. Through all the difficulties during these times, I see even more reason for a Christian hope that the world cannot match. We will never take for granted our services, physical gatherings, bible studies, trainings, and the general fellowship of our Christian family.  

Heavenly Father-

Thank you for even challenging times as you work to increase our faith. Thank you for your promise to be amongst us. Help draw us closer to you as you walk through difficulties with us, and thanks also for the hope of returning to physical gatherings to worship and praise you together in your house.


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