This past Sunday, our family woke up and prepared to travel to Drive In Worship. As it has been the case for many of you, leaving the house for an outing to some of our regular weekly activities has changed. We have new routines in place when we leave and fewer places to go each week. Navigating the pandemic life with a 5 and now 6 year old has brought new questions, blessings and challenges.
We shared with Will about what to expect with church on Sunday and when he realized we would stay in the car, he asked if he could bring a pillow, blanket and wear comfy clothes. We said Yes to all of it.
Chap and Will dropped me off near the entry so that I could greet folks and share a Kids Drive In Worship bag with any children who attended. The bag includes a kids bulletin with activities as well as hands on supplies to help children connect with and retell the story.
While Chap and Will settled into their parking spot and listened to the prelude music, Will said, "Dad, I didn't know COVID 19 could be so relaxing." Will was sitting in the reclined front seat, enjoying the music, with his comfy pillow and blanket.
I'll admit finding places of comfort and relaxation has been challenging at times during this season. Drive In Worship was a welcome time to see our community of faith that has traveled with us on this journey in life, marriage and parenting.
Will's observation reminded me of these words in Psalm 46, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging... Be still and know that I am God."
As we are navigating new ways to do things in our daily lives, we found Drive In Worship to be a meaningful experience for our family to connect, worship, find comfort and hope. I hope you will join us this Sunday in your car with your comforts to find rest in the Lord.