In the past couple of months media and social media has been inundated of articles and opinions spanning the width and length of the literal social rainbow, from "we don't care come what may," to "it's all a conspiracy," to "this is one of the horsemen of the apocalypse," to sheer panic and pandemonium. What is a Christian to do in these times, in these circumstances? Companies are sending workers to work from home or temporary closing, sporting events are canceled, theatres are closed, government offices are closed and government officials quarantined.
What are you doing this weekend? Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your plans for the holidays? It seems we as a society feel the need to live in the future. We see that in television and the futuristic connotations of some shows, in movies, where it seems half of them today are post-apocalyptic, and even our jobs, where the goal is to be promoted and eventual “be a success”.
1 Peter 1:3-9 “3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
Over the past three days, here at the building where the Troy Church meets, a space and time wormhole opened transporting sixteen eager children and many of the Troy Church members to a first century Athenian marketplace.