"Don't Quarantine Your Faith"

December 17, 2020 | By Chuck

We have become very familiar with the word “quarantine” this year. Quarantine is staying home and away from all others. Some have been quarantined because they contracted Covid-19. Others have been quarantined because they were exposed to the virus. There are those who have self-quarantined to hopefully avoid any exposure to the virus. I suppose at the very least, that most of us have stayed home a little more this year as we deal with these very uncertain times.
I’ve spent the last several months, both concerned and wondering, how quarantine would affect our faith. When we went into quarantine months ago, did our faith quarantine as well? We so miss and crave the social interaction that we once enjoyed. In the same way, our faith must be stimulated and exercised or it begins to weaken over time. Since quarantine has become part of our daily lives everything is anything but normal. Schedules have changed and daily tasks have been altered and nothing appears to be as it was. With all the changes and this new reality, the time we give to build our faith could easily be challenged.
Think about it, everything in our faith journey has been turned upside down. We went from attending worship with our spiritual family at the church building to doing church online from home. I’m just thankful we are able to livestream our services and that you are so devoted to join virtually. How’s your prayer life? What about your personal Bible study time? With all of these changes to our routine, it’s so easy to put our faith in quarantine. As challenging as it may be, we must not quarantine our faith but continue to meet with the church even if virtually, pray continually and study God’s Word daily.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (II Pet.3:18).