Those Nights

Man I don’t know about you guys but I’m not a fan of this whole quarantine thing. I miss people. I miss seeing them, hugging them; I miss how life was before all this.

Because of the quarantine we are encouraged to isolate and keep to ourselves. And what I love about this song is that says how much we need people we need to speak to one another to laugh, cry, and love one another.

I’ll say it again – we as humans were not meant to be alone, and that is very evident from the beginning of creation.

Genesis 2:18 says: “Then the Lord God said, “it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.” So as you can see we were made to be in relationships with one another (and no I don’t just mean in a romantic way).

Now I know that right now we can’t all come together as we did before this pandemic started, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still be in fellowship with each other. We have this wonderful thing called technology that we can use to stay in contact with each other, odds are if you’re reading this devotion you can use that device to talk to another human being. I want to challenge you guys: stay in koinonia even during this time.

Koinonia doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to be face to face, we can still have koinonia when we are all in different places and we come together as one! So I want to encourage you guys every Monday and Friday at 1:30 over on an app called Zoom,Trevor hosts a hang out time please join it when you can, stay in the loop with what’s happening with friends so we know what’s going on in there lives, so when needed we can pray with each other.

Also we still have Prime Time live online on the youth ministries Instagram page. Or you could call each other, FaceTime there are so many ways that we can remain in koinonia with each other even during this time! Guys when we come back together I don’t want to hear “Oh it’s been so long since I’ve seen or heard from you!” I really want to avoid that so right now I want you to think of someone whether it’s someone in our youth group or maybe a friend at school that you haven’t spoken to since the quarantine came into effect.

 I want you to call or FaceTime them as soon as you’re done reading this. And just talk and laugh or cry or even just sit there and just listen, but no matter what before you end your conversation ask them how you both can pray for each other. And if the person you’re talking to isn’t a believer just ask how you can pray for them, and then set a time to when you can both talk again.  Do this with multiple people so that when we can all come back together, it‘ll be like we never stopped meeting regularly.  

Love you guys and I can’t wait to see you all again! Now seriously call that person you’ve been thinking of right now!

– Bryce S.