Because of COVID-19 closures and the controversial designation that the church is “non- essential,” congregations throughout the US and world were forced to leave their buildings and live out their discipleship and ministries in their neighborhoods and communities. We were forced to be the hands and feet of Christ to those around us — outside our church walls!
God designed life for companionship, intimacy and friendship. That’s why there is such an ache in our hearts when we feel isolated and alone. That’s why people crave human touch, words of affirmation and encouragement — and communion with God. This pandemic has only heightened our need for others. We weren’t designed by God to be alone.