Worship Writings

July 2020

Karlin Olson, Worship Coordinator

We’re Back!!! 

Things changed so rapidly in June that it was hard to keep up. There were meetings and planning and schedules and more meetings and rescheduling. But it got done and God’s people returned to His house of worship. 

In the Old Testament, a constantly recurring theme is Israel separating themselves from God and God ALWAYS allowing them to return. Now the Hebrew people did it to themselves, for the most part, by choosing other gods over God. 

But God ALWAYS took them back. 

And throughout all of this “season” in 2020 a recurrent theme was 

“When can we go back to normal?”. 

Almost 3 months of that. 

Thankfully, we weren’t in Jerusalem, when Nebuchadnezzer told the population, “you’re #STAY(ING) AT (OUR) HOME. “ 

And you can go back to “NORMAL” in 70 YEARS or so. 

But God took them back and they rebuilt the temple and they rededicated themselves to God’s covenant. 

Hosea 14:7 They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow; they shall flourish like the grain; they shall blossom like the vine; 

While we, hopefully, did not bring this upon ourselves by turning away from God. 

Let us be vigilant to honor God in His house, and trust and obey Him so that we may flourish and blossom.