That’s a very Happy Monday sort of item. We needed to go ahead and share now because we are doing something special all next week.
Holy Week at The Master’s Table – From Palm Sunday through Easter I will not post anything on this blog relating to COVID-19. Look for devotional posts, discipleship, maybe even a few reruns from years past. Happy Monday will look the same but feature none of the coronavirus memes that saturate social media on a daily basis. If you would like a little bit of escape from that particular topic, we will focus on the Passion Narrative of Jesus. That begins tomorrow; today we need to get it out of our system.
Scott Barkley is the editor of The Christian Index, the Georgia Baptist newspaper. He has asked me before about republishing posts from The Master’s Table and citing them as guest columnist articles. After reading my post on working at Kroger he decided perhaps that was a story itself. As churches began cancelling events and then stopped meeting entirely, my hours at the grocery store became full time and then some. I don’t know if any grocery store employee had ever been thanked for working prior to March 2020 but it happens now on a daily basis. A lot of occupations that used to work quietly in the background are now being recognized as essential. I try not to complain about working long hours especially with millions of people wishing they could work right now. I am still serving my community and thankful that God had those plans in mind all along. Click here or the image above to link to The Christian Index.
Have you tried Zoom yet? Last week I mentioned the increase in Facebook Live and YouTube usage. By now church staff, homeschooling parents and others working from home have probably done some sort of virtual meeting, classroom or conference call. That’s me in the upper left-hand corner, my pastor Jerry Adair to the right, Doug Ledford below left. His title has recently changed but he still goes by Director of Missions or Associational Missionary. This particular group is an admin team discussing events that have long been underway in our local association of Baptist churches. I have said before that I could not imagine going through what we are now as a nation without the internet. Social distancing in physical form has not stopped distance learning for students grades K – college, church staff from being available to their congregation, banks and other businesses from meeting in virtual office spaces and so forth. I think we should count our blessings, not even during times such as these but especially during times such as these.
Live from Studio G – Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed a live concert from his personal studio on CBS Wednesday night. I really don’t listen to country music anymore; but I did back in the early 90’s and that’s when these two were among the biggest names in the business. The ACM awards will not happen tomorrow evening but a special live concert featuring many artists, including a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers, will air on CBS instead. Check local listing, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I hope you find some way to make Saturday special. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday so direct your browser to the worship livestream of your choice. Look for special Holy Week posts (and a virus free experience) all next week here at The Master’s Table. Love your neighbor, pray for one another, thank a grocery clerk or trucker. We’re all in this together. To God be the glory.