… We’re having church.
It’s, um, it’s actually hard to figure out exactly what the city is trying to do with us and to us, but we know they don’t want us to do exactly what we’re doing right now. And we’re not meeting because we want to be rebellious. We’re meeting because our Lord has commanded us to come together and worship Him.
There was a court order that granted this church — and this church alone — the right to meet indoors, and the powers of the city were not happy about that. They were going to be asking us to do two things — social distance and wear masks…
That was until yesterday, when the city — we agreed, look, we’ll comply for a few weeks. They asked that for three weeks. We’re not wanting to be defiant. We will do what is reasonable. That was not enough for the city, so they went to the appellate court at the last minute on Saturday, late, and had that order removed.
So the good news is you’re here, you’re not distancing, and you’re not wearing masks.
And it’s also good news that you’re not outside, because it’s very hot out there.
So the Lord knew you needed to be inside and unmasked. So He did us that gracious favor.
They don’t want us to meet — that’s obvious. They’re not willing to work with us. They just want to shut us down. But we’re here to bring honor to the Lord. They’re not our enemy. We understand that. The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders for their salvation. We need to be faithful to do that.