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!!