Seeking Wisdom as We Move Forward
When I think of wise leaders, one of the first names that come to mind is C.S. Lewis. His writings are timeless, and his words often cause me to sit and ponder them for days after reading them. For example: C.S. Lewis once said, “If God had granted all of my silly prayers that I’ve made in my life, where would I be now?” I can’t help but think about all of the prayers that I’ve made in my life and ask myself that very question – Where would I be?
How many times was I convinced that my prayers were the right thing to be asking of God…and now that I’ve reflected on my requests of Him, I see that they were not even close to what needed to be done. I thank God that He always works things according to His timing and His good, prefect, and pleasing will, and not mine.
It has been a trying year, but I’m convinced that God is still at work and He is doing something BIG. It may not make sense to us right now, but I’m confident that years from now we will look back and say, “He makes all things work according to His good, perfect, and pleasing will.”
Another wise leader that often comes to mind is King Solomon. He was wise because he asked for God’s wisdom to discern what was right and what was wrong so that He could be an effective leader. At Crossroads Community Church, that’s our desire — for the Lord to give us wisdom and discernment for the sake of being an effective Church.
As COVID continues to spread in our state, it is likely that people within the church will contract it. We have recently been made aware that a few individuals from C3 have tested positive for COVID-19. At this point we have no reason to believe that it has been spread person to person from within church. The reports of positive cases from our members have lead us to believe that COVID was contracted from a work place environment, a family member, friend etc. The individuals that tested positive with COVID were not present at our Christmas Eve services and have been quarantined for 2-3 weeks already, with the exception of a worship team member that was in the building for a rehearsal a week ago but was not present at the Christmas Eve services.
In order to keep ourselves sane and healthy in all facets concerning not only COVID, but with our health as a whole, remember to be responsible, wise, and to take necessary precautions. It is our choice to attend church or to go in public, and with those choices there are risks that need to be taken into consideration. Wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling sick.
As we move forward, we ask that you join us online rather than in person if you are feeling symptoms of any kind. C3 will continue to space out seating in the sanctuary, make masks available in the church lobby, provide hand sanitizer, and continue to clean & disinfect the building after use. Let’s continue to seek God’s wisdom in all of this, so that we may walk in His wisdom, discern His will, and be the effective church that God has called us to be.
Pastor Donnie Immel