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Rained Out

April 10, 2021

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1

I’m really enjoying this lovely spring rain. I am not, however, enjoying what it’s doing to my day. We had to cancel t-ball practice this morning (which, honestly, totally fine). As with the t-ballers, so with the major leaguers. I actually had tickets to the White Sox-Royals game this afternoon. It was going to be our first chance to take in a game at a ballpark since before the pandemic began. Mother Nature had other ideas. At least they made the decision to postpone the game before I schlepped the kids out to that ballpark with the ridiculous name.

So, this is not the worst thing that could possibly happen. There will be other ballgames. And this way I’ll be home to watch the USWNT take on Sweden, so that’s cool. But it is disappointing. I love going to live sporting events and being part of the crowd (even at 20% capacity). Really, I just miss being with people.

Part of the joy of Easter this year was having an in-person Vigil, two in-person services on Easter, and a decent crowd of musicians present at the livestream. How good it was to see people, to worship together! It was a far cry from our full gatherings, but hopefully we’ll get there soon (even though the uptick in cases is concerning). I don’t mind being alone, generally speaking, but we were not made to live in isolation. I miss the unity of a full sanctuary and the joy of a full stadium.

Nevertheless, we claim the unity we have in Christ, for it transcends space and time. It keeps us connected. So enjoy the rain, friends. It is a reminder of your baptism and a sign of the growth that will come.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

God of new life, we thank you for the rain that falls to nourish the earth. Comfort us with the promise of Christ as we look forward to gathering together again. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: Greta and I taking in a game, 2018.

From → COVID-19

One Comment
  1. Sandy Lentz permalink

    I’m grateful, though, for the much-needed rain for our gardens.

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