Sometimes she asks the most insightful questions.
Last week, my family RSVP’d for worship for the first time (my husband was running the camera for the livestream), so my children were in the sanctuary on a Sunday morning for the first time since March. Ellie sat by my side, looked around the sanctuary, and asked me a question — a question I found so striking, so profound.
As she looked around the sanctuary of her church, she didn’t ask, “Where is everyone?” She didn’t ask, “Why aren’t the people here?”
Instead, she looked around the sanctuary of her church, pointed to the camera, and asked, “So most of the people are in there?”
“Yes, honey,” I replied. “Most of the people are right in there.”
For the past eleven months, Ellie has been doing what so many of you have been doing: “coming to church” in our living room, in front of the TV that her father connects to his laptop. So when Ellie sees the sanctuary in COVID-tide — a sanctuary that, at first glance, seems largely empty — she sees it for what it truly is. She sees a church that is both gathered in the sanctuary and bursting through a camera lens. She sees church.
So inspired by her question, I offer this prayer for all of us, the people of Wesley Church:
Lord, give us the eyes of a six-year-old. Help us to see the truth she sees.
And remember, friends:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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