As people entered the community centre, the atmosphere was one of excitement and anticipation. Though their faces were masked, I could see the joy in their eyes, and I could hear it in their voices as we greeted one another.
We spent time together, worshipping and hearing God’s Word; then, at the end, people lingered to chat, pray, and enjoy conversation and fellowship.
In many ways it was just a normal Sunday morning, but when you haven’t had a “normal Sunday morning” for seventeen months, you appreciate it so much more! While our church had done a good job of staying connected online during the pandemic, it just wasn’t the same as being together. How grateful we were to finally gather face-to-face.
From the very start, when God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18), it was clear we were not designed to live in isolation, but were created for community and fellowship.