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posted Apr 16, 2020, 9:07 AM by Jacob Boer

The Heidelberg Catechism asks:

Q. Why the next words: “and Jesus is seated at the right hand of God”?

A. Because Christ ascended to heaven to show there that he is head of his church, the one through whom the Father rules all things.

In times like this, it’s important to remember that there is someone who is in control, and that someone is Jesus. This week Sunday we’re looking at God’s love, at how much Jesus loves us and how we’re called to love: that is Jesus’ chief command: to love God with everything you are and have, and to love your neighbour.

Love is an ‘action’ word, not a ‘feelings’ word. So how can we, at a time of physical distancing, obey Jesus’ command to love our neighbour? There are the obvious ways of course: making a phone call, sending a text or email, writing an actual letter or sending a card. Presently, local churches are asking members who are able, to make masks to give out through the food-bank to help us get through this time well.

If you’re able, doing a medicine or grocery run for someone, or offering a heartfelt “thank you” to the people working in the grocery stores and other businesses that are staying open to serve us. Your creativity is the only thing stopping you from coming up with ways of expressing love for your “neighbour” in such a time as this and in doing so, you will be obeying the head of the church, our Lord Jesus. 

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