The next opportunity for the church to, as Chuck Colson often said, “be the church,” is to parents and children as the school year starts. “The Church that figures out how to care for kids and parents,” Pastor Rick argued, “will have the ear of America.” I think he’s right, and even more, I needed to be reminded that despite all the chaos of this culture moment, the work of the Church cannot be stopped.
After a neighbor who thought our church was violating a regulation on church gatherings, they called the police. When the officer arrived, they found that our youth group was meeting safely outside, socially distanced and wearing masks. He commended the group and its leaders and told them to proceed.