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COVID and Kids- Reflections in Children’s Ministry microphones pick-up EVERYTHING. But one thing is constant. We are there to worship and to ensure our Church Family can also worship from the safety of their homes. In Ecclesiastes 3 King Solomon says there is a time and season for everything. At this moment in time, the second part of verse 5 is especially relevant. The second part of the verse explains there is, “a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.” In this season of Social Distancing, I find comfort in knowing that Scripture acknowledges times like these. My challenges are not unlike those facing many during this season of COVID-19. The technological hurdles of maintaining a remote Children’s Ministry have been increasingly stressful, ridiculously fun, and genuinely rewarding. However, the inability to see the kids I have poured my heart and God’s Word into every week for two years often feels impossible. Sunday mornings feel peculiar with the playground empty, the halls quiet, and Peace Trailer (our CM Headquarters) actually being peaceful. But there is one familiar thing. God is being worshipped. I am grateful in this time that God is still moving the hearts of His people. The amount of Christian charity I have seen is truly heart-warming. FKBC Members are making masks, grocery shopping for those with at-risk immune systems, and praying without ceasing. It is amazing to me that in times of crisis we can especially see the Body of Christ do what it was designed to do: SHINE the light of Christ in this world, SHOW the love of Christ in this world, SACRIFICE ourselves for the sake of Christ glorified!! I encourage families to take full advantage of this time to embrace those closest while isolating from others. I encourage those living alone to take this time to embrace God whole-heartedly as you distance from others socially. I encourage those who are struggling through this time to dive into the Bible. Even five minutes of Scripture reading a day can make a difference. I encourage you all in the same way Joshua encouraged the Israelites as they prepared to move from a Season of Trial into a Season of Promise. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). This season shall pass so be strong and courageous! For if Christ is with us, who can be against us? - With Love in Christ, P. Daniel Our sanctuaries these days more resemble TV Studios than Churches. Our on-site congregation is made-up of a handful of staff, deacons, and volunteers. During service, most of us are making sure the camera angles are right, the lighting is good, and the live stream is clear. During worship, we are checking sound levels, making sure lyrics are big enough, and trying to communicate really really quietly because the 다니엘맥킨리전도사 SEBTS에다니고있으며 , CM( 유 / 초등부 ) 사역을담당하고있습니다 . www.fkbc.org 랄리제일한인침례교회 17