I had an interesting day today. It started like any other Sunday for me. I got out of bed and had breakfast. I showered, got dressed, and was soon ready to leave the house. It’s Sunday. Another day to meet with other Christians and worship God!
I pulled into the church’s parking lot and was puzzled by what I saw. There were no cars there. I walked to the entry and pulled to open the door but it was locked. I peered through the glass doors and saw only darkness. The lights were off. Where was everyone? I had to find them!
As I drove around town, I saw some of my fellow Christians in one of the local restaurants. They were sitting across the table from one another, laughing and having a good time. I went in to find out why the church was locked and the lights were off. “Don’t you know?” one of them said. “There’s a virus out there! We can’t meet to worship. It’s too risky.”
I got back into my car and continued my drive. I passed by a grocery store and saw one of my fellow Christians going in. Ah, maybe he will know why the church’s doors were locked and the lights were off. I had to ask him! I had to find out! “Don’t you know?” he said. “There’s a virus out there. We can’t go to church. It’s too dangerous.”
I got back into my car, puzzled but still curious as to why the doors were locked and the lights were off. Just down the street, I saw one of my fellow Christians leaving a convenience store. “I bet he can tell me,” I thought. With a coke in one hand and a candy bar in the other, he smiled and said, “Don’t you know? There’s a virus out there. We can’t meet for worship. It’s unsafe.”
I got back into my car, puzzled as to why so many people thought it was unsafe to meet together and worship God. I drove around town for only a few minutes and came to a large retail store. Several of my fellow Christians were there. Surely, one of them can tell me why the door was locked and the lights were off. “Oh, I came here to buy a few things my son needs for school tomorrow. Of course, I miss going to church. But we can’t right now. We can’t take the risk. There’s a virus out there!”
I got in my car and went home, still puzzled as to why it was too dangerous to meet together and worship God.