38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. (Mark 1:38-39)
From his reply, we know Jesus is consistently moving because His mission is to share the Good News and care for the needs of others. I wonder if we asked Jesus what we should do during this pandemic, He might say “keep moving” or “keep doing what I do.”
As His followers, we should follow His footsteps.
With the pandemic, traveling physically from towns to towns, houses to houses may not be a preferred way. Dr. Fauci predicted the COVID cases will heighten after the holidays. But we can reach out to others through other means.
Personally, I did more video conferencing in 2020 than I did in all the previous years added up. It can take a while to learn how to use Zoom or Google Meet, but once you learn it you can connect with a lot of people. Many of us joined different chat groups. Perhaps you can “travel” through your chat group and share the faith with them individually. I joined my high school’s old boys’ group in 2020. I was able to connect with my friends and share my faith with some.
Now, how do you know if a person in the group has interest in talking to you? Very simple, send them a message. You and the other person probably have something in common and that’s why both of you are in the group. If they reply, carry on a conversation. If they don’t, send one more message and move on. It doesn’t cost you any money, but you could gain a friend and make an impact in His kingdom. You will be surprised how many people are interested in a faith conversation during this pandemic.
Dear brothers and sisters, have you connected with those who have not come to church for a long time? Have you reached out to your long-time friends? Do you know anyone who is in need and the Spirit is urging you to reach out? Let’s “keep moving” in 2021!
在疫情大流行期間可能不適宜旅遊與探訪。 科西博士（Dr. Fauci）預測假期後新冠狀病例會遽增，但是我們可以透過其他方式與人聯繫。
～ Rev. Clement Woo 胡嘉明牧師～