March 24, 2020

Weekday Meditation on March 24, 2020

Passage: 1John 4:7

Dear Waldwick UMC Families and Friends,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

How’s your weekend and Sunday worship service at home?
I hope the worship resource and my sermon file were helpful to have your own service at home.

Today, I am sending Bible Verse with Meditation, and Prayer.
“Dear friends,
let us love one another,
for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God
and knows God.” < 1John 4:7 >
Sometimes it feels like news updates are coming every few minutes. When we give so much of our attention to events beyond our control, we can lose sight of the power that we do still have.
We can choose how we respond to our circumstances. And perhaps even more important, even in the midst of those circumstances, we can choose how we treat others.

Last week, I reminded you about the time that Jesus’ disciples were afraid their boat might sink, but then He calmed the storm.  Just like Jesus’ disciples, we’re all in the same boat with Jesus — but we’re also in it with each other. And we can choose to encourage one another, to support each other, to love each other, and to point each other back to Jesus.

So, let’s encourage one another.
We live in such an incredible time! Even when we can’t be physically present with one another, we can still call, text, email, connect on social media, attend worship service online, and more.

And let’s support each other.
Some of the most meaningful things we can do are simple and practical.
Check in with your neighbors and ask how they’re doing. Share what you have.
You may drop off a meal for someone who can’t get out. or pay for the person behind you in a drive-through.

Let’s keep Loving each other.
Jesus said that loving your neighbor was the second most important commandment. And in the parable of the Good Samaritan, He explained what He meant by that word, “neighbor.” Paul even suggested we turn loving each other into a competition!

Lastly, let’s point each other to Jesus.
It’s Jesus who calms our storms. But it’s up to us to remind each other of God’s promises. And to pray for one another. You can do both these things and more!

Let us pray.
Loving God, thank you for your love and grace, and thank you for having us our friends and
neighbors who help and support us. Let us share what we received from God with our neighbors
and let us support each other, pray for each other, and love each other in this difficult time.
We are sure that you are also with us and help us no matter what.
Thank you Lord, and we love you Lord!! In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Families and Friends in Waldwick! Please remember: No matter what we may be going through, we’re all in it together. We all live on the same planet. We all breathe the same air.
Jesus said we would have troubles in this life. But He gave us His Spirit. And he gave us each other. And those two things are more than enough.

I will keep praying that all of us can walk with Jesus Christ together and feel his love through each other every day!

Have a Blessed day!!

Grace and Peace,

Eun Ok