I thought that the first day of April was April Fools’ Day??? It seems like the whole month of April has become a month of medical, social, economic, and political foolishness. Who are those among us that thought that quarantining a complete sporting entity for medical reasons would not have political, social, and economic ramifications as well? Who are those among us that thought that preventing us from buying seeds at the grocery store while buying groceries would prevent the Covid 19 virus from spreading? Who among us thought that cancelling school for the rest of the year for medical reasons related to this invisible threat that mainly threatens the elderly and infirm would for our children and young adults not contribute to the “dumbing down,” syndrome that makes it nearly impossible for our younger generations to read and mentally understand the Bible. No wonder that there are so many perversions of that Holy Text. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. The Psalmist got it right – the first time, and it is still right today. Many in our society have become corrupt and abominable in God’s sight. They have become “practical atheists” if not actual atheists. They pretend to be religious or even are religious, but they deny the power of God and the presence of God Himself. They have become gods unto themselves and think that their way of thinking and doing is right and that yours is wrong. But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased, and He will continue to do so because He is the eternal, sovereign God. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Soon shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.
In spite of the fact that my preaching has been throttled, I still desire to proclaim the inerrant and immutable Word of God. I still try, although highly limited, to keep in touch with our members and visitors. I have visited some while practicing “social distancing,” meeting them out of doors and with others via telephone and emails, praying with them over the telephone when necessary. Ye that make mention of the LORD. keep not silence ….
By His grace and in loving gratitude,
Tim and Roxanne Parrow