Sunday, March 2

confession

So Aaron and I are staying home from church today. Why? We certainly aren't sick enough to be contagious, (I am rather weak, still!) but we've heard through the grapevine that there are plenty of church family members who ARE sick, or have been this week. Many of them are children. And I for one do not wish to trust my weakened immune system to the germy oasis of a sick community.

I'm normally not a germophobe. If that is even a word. I try my hardest not to think about the multitudes of sick children sneezing their way through the building on a daily basis for school, or the fact that four year olds use the same room as the one year old nursery. I don't ask if they disinfect the toys. I have enough other things to worry about.

But two weeks of sickness have made me extra cautious. Next week, Lord willing, we will finally be back for corporate worship. Isn't it amazing how a couple weeks away from church can really throw you for a loop? I miss the fellowship, the congregational songs, and the exposition of God's Word. I will be thankful to go back to church. And I am also thankful that the illness of the individual members does not indicate the spiritual health of our church body!!

4 comments:

ruth said...

Jenny, I'm glad you're feeling better! So sorry you had such a rough time of it!

Life in Lewisburg said...

You are very wise, I think because people who go to church love the fellowship they take the risk of infecting others and so it goes on and on.And if they waited on the Lord for total healing they wouldn't put others at risk or themselves. Rest is what is needed and it makes the coming back even sweeter. Hope you get well soon.
Shelley

Kara said...

I can so relate to what you are going through, my family had a horrible January and we missed 2 weeks of church in a row, too. I could hardly stand it!

Erin Neiner said...

I know what you mean!! I have missed so much church this winter with my boys sick. They usually take turns so it throws me for a loop! I once missed 2 whole weeks of church. When we were all better and back at church my pastor (i.e. father-in-law) greeted me and asked me if I wanted to sign the guestbook!! I really agree with the missing the fellowship and preaching and singing part; but one of the sundays I missed was the BEST and LONGEST study time in the Word I've had for a long time!!! It was very neat, and VERY needed!!

Glad you're on the rise!!!