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Thought For Today: Ephesians 2:13

June 18, 2020

“You who once were far off have been brought near”                                                                          Ephesians 2:13


One of the popular activities to return in Germany after lockdown is, I gather, the holding of live ballet classes again. As we might expect, these are not quite as they were before, but they are more than virtual. They do involve real people in the same physical location. My grand-daughter here in Taunton has been subjected to classes by Zoom and has not altogether enjoyed the experience.


In the newly reconstituted German classes, numbers are restricted and there has to be distancing between participants.  Quite odd, I would imagine, when dancers have been used to working side by side in close formation. Yet the coach of one of these groups made an interesting comment. He said, “We have always been together, but now that we practise at a distance from one another, we are somehow closer and more together.”


It is very easy to feel lonely as a Christian, and even cut off, in these times when we cannot meet together as we have been used to. Some of us are blessed to live under the same roof as others who walk with us in the faith but many live alone, or are the only disciples of Christ within their households. And of course, there are parts of the world where a person may be the only Christian for miles around – and may have to keep a very c