In our current season, we are hearing the term “self-isolation” a lot. We all understand that self-isolation is important for stopping the spread of sickness. For some of us, a self-imposed 14 day isolation sounds terrible. For others, it sounds incredible.
The reality of this is that you can be physically isolated without being spiritually isolated. We can still be connected! We can still encourage one another, even if it’s not in the physical.
We need to be mindful that we become vulnerable when we isolate ourselves from being spiritually and emotionally connected. Think about a flock of sheep: A wolf doesn’t attack a whole flock. Instead, it waits for one to wander off alone, and then attacks. It’s no different in our lives. We need to maintain healthy connection with others.
Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.“
How can we continue to meet together in this current season, even though we can’t physically do so?
1. Stay connected: Keep connected to church by being a part of our church online experience.
2. Keep caring for others: Make a list of people in our church and beyond. Call them regularly to check-in. A text message can also go a long way.
3. Pray: Pray for others, our church family, and our pastors.
4. Be creative: Why not meet with your Celebration Home group online via Zoom or Skype? It’s a great way to stay even more connected.
Some things for you to consider:
1. Why is connection with other believers important?
2. What are some ways you can connect with others in this season?
3. Prayerfully make a list of people you can connect with on a regular basis.
Thank you, Father God, that You love me. Thank you that, through Your love for me, I can love others. I ask that You would help me to bring light to dark places. Please help me connect well with others and be an encouragement in this season.
In Jesus' name, amen.