It has been a chaotic year. Five months ago, no one had heard of COVID-19. Today the Coronavirus pandemic is our new reality. People have learned a second language with phrases like “shelter in place,” “social distancing,” “Protective Personal Equipment,” and “N95 masks.”
We grieve our losses during the pandemic, mired in the depths of depression. We brood over lost opportunities, including events, reunions, worship, fellowship, baptisms, weddings, funerals, graduations, trips, vacations, and more. The pandemic has reduced our lives to the most basic elements.
As I planned the June worship series at Northside Church, I repeatedly returned to the question, “What remains?” As the current crisis changes our lives, what stays the same? When the storms wash away our elaborate sandcastles, what bedrock remains?
The Holy Spirit kept bringing to mind Paul’s words from 1 Corinthians 13:13:
“These three remain: faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love.”
Therefore, our June worship series is entitled “These Three Remain.” We are exploring the fundamental Christian virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love.
Much has been lost, but what’s essential can always be found. Join us each Sunday for online worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 as we claim and proclaim, “These three remain: faith, hope, and love.”