“Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.” (Ezekiel 20:20)
During these times, church going virtual is becoming more prevalent than ever before. We praise the Lord for using even these circumstances to perform wondrous works, like allowing a more intentional coming together of His children, to worship across borders and time zones. In this new environment, the passage reminds us to keep our Sundays sacred, and to reflect whether we may be too comfortable in our worship at home.
We commune together, sing aloud and lift our hands in praise and worship when in church, yet do we do that at home? True worship is not about location, and Scripture encourages us to continually give our best behaviour even if it is in front of a screen and in our homes.
We thank you, God, for the affordance of technology in these times, which makes church on Sundays possible. We pray that You impress upon us that regardless of the form it takes, we are to keep your Sabbaths sacred. We pray for this great opportunity to invite friends and family to our homes to observe sabbath together, and keep in touch as one body of Christ. Amen.