Some Assembly Required like instructions you put something together for something that you just purchased. The same applies to us gathering together. #SomeAssemblyRequired
Some Assembly Required
We are told to not neglect assembly but what happens during times of physical distancing of pandemics when we are told not to gather. Do we still require some assembly?
Churches today has got smart and did online services, if they already hadn’t done that. But some did the drive-in church to still assemble together.
During this time, did you still meet up with your church online or via drive-in church? How about meeting your small groups via Zoom or another video conference.
That is still a form of assembly. In times like this, we do have to get creative in the way we assemble. Plus, just think they said no more than say X in a group. Maybe you all could still meet, but be spaced out among the area with that set number.
not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.Hebrews 10:25 NASB
Plus, you still could assemble with your household as a family and worship too. There are plenty of ways to have assembled during this time. I hope that you didn’t forsake the assembly. If your church stopped all together, I hope you found one online to be a part of during the pandemic.
You don’t need a huge group of people to assemble either. Just a couple or more will do.
States are now allowing churches to regain physical assembly, but with some guidelines. I shared about both Tennessee’s and Kentucky’s guidelines that came from their governors office.
People say we shouldn’t have guidelines for churches with meeting. Sometimes guidelines are needed for the protection of the members. Most of those should have already been common sense health precautions to begin with.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”Matthew 18:20 NASB
I am looking forward to returning to physically going back to Church and Small Group in the coming days. We just need to be wise, as this may relapse and cause more closures again.
Nonetheless, even though the governments told us not to meet, we still could meet in other ways. It wasn’t a ban on going to church. But, the building is not what makes the church. It is the church members, us, the body. We must not be confined to the building, but outside of the building.
You know Assembly could be texting your fellow brother or sister back and forth, or even a phone call or video call. So no matter what some assembly is always better than no assembly. So don’t forget to assemble no matter how you can do it!
Plus, when we assemble with one another, if often brings encouragement, healing, restoration and much more. It is one of the ways we grow. It is part of being a disciple.