ECC Ministry Update – Rainy Days and Mondays

The Carpenter’s (a brother and sister duo from the 70’s) sang a song entitled, “Rainy Days and Mondays”. This song has a great beat and I can dance to it. (Just kidding.) The song talks about being down, bored, and not sure what to do. A real “pick me up” kind of song. (sarcasm emoji here). Sorry, I’ll get to the point now. The chorus of the song says,

“Funny, but it seems that it’s the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me”

I don’t know who they we’re talking about in that song, but there is a great truth embedded in this chorus for all of us. “Run and find the one who loves me.” As we enter a new week on a rainy, Monday, with the latest stay-at-home guidelines, we can relate in some way to being down and not sure what to do. Our emotions can be all over the place. For some, you are still heading to your workplace and the bored thing doesn’t apply. The point is that we have one who loves us, no matter how we feel. We should run and find the ONE who loves us more than anyone else. Let me say that again, each and every one of us, no matter how lonely you feel, has “One who loves you.”

The apostle Paul wrote (Romans 8:31-39) about this love when he says,

If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I know it’s tough right now and am also feeling the heaviness of these days. It can bring sadness and discouragement at times. When we find ourselves in these moments let’s be reminded of the ONE who is always near and waiting to extend His love to us in new ways. Run to Him. Find Him. He will always pour out His love on you as you look to Him. Read through 1 John 4, for more truth about God’s character of love.

Let me add in closing, it’s not the only thing to do, but it’s the only thing that really matters.

A Few Reminders

  • The church building is closed. You can reach the staff through email or in an emergency reach out to Pastor Dan, Pastor Josh, or Miss Coleen.
  • Continue to check out LifeShare each day for our daily devotionals and also for important ministry updates.
  • Go to eatoncommunitychurch.org for Sunday’s message and giving options.
  • Reach out to someone with a phone call or note to care for them.

Take care of yourself and take care of one another!

Pastor Dan