Southside Baptist Church Podcast

Pause | The Unexpected Sabbath

March 29, 2020 Gary Lee Webber
Southside Baptist Church Podcast
Pause | The Unexpected Sabbath
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Southside Baptist Church Podcast
Pause | The Unexpected Sabbath
Mar 29, 2020
Gary Lee Webber

The world has come to a standstill. Schools are shut down, businesses have closed, travel has slowed to a crawl, the economy is tanking, and even churches have been forced to close their doors. The novel coronavirus (or Covid-19) was designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization, forcing everyone to take extraordinary precautions in order to slow the spread of this deadly disease. Many people are justifiably concerned about the health implications of this pandemic as well as the shut-down’s effect on the global economy and our way of life. The requirement for “social distancing” is also creating increased isolation and is adding to an overall sense of fear and anxiety. 

Apart from the very real health concerns surrounding this coronavirus, the unexpected Pause in our daily routines may also be revealing our society’s addiction to busyness and a frantic pace of life. Is it possible that we’ve become so accustomed to the noise and busyness of our world, that we’ve grown deaf to God’s still small voice? Could a silver lining of this unexpected Pause be the opportunity to draw closer to God and experience deeper community?

Join us online each Sunday throughout the coronavirus shut down for a special series exploring how God speaks to us in the interruptions of life, and how we can use this Pause to draw closer to Him.

Show Notes

The world has come to a standstill. Schools are shut down, businesses have closed, travel has slowed to a crawl, the economy is tanking, and even churches have been forced to close their doors. The novel coronavirus (or Covid-19) was designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization, forcing everyone to take extraordinary precautions in order to slow the spread of this deadly disease. Many people are justifiably concerned about the health implications of this pandemic as well as the shut-down’s effect on the global economy and our way of life. The requirement for “social distancing” is also creating increased isolation and is adding to an overall sense of fear and anxiety. 

Apart from the very real health concerns surrounding this coronavirus, the unexpected Pause in our daily routines may also be revealing our society’s addiction to busyness and a frantic pace of life. Is it possible that we’ve become so accustomed to the noise and busyness of our world, that we’ve grown deaf to God’s still small voice? Could a silver lining of this unexpected Pause be the opportunity to draw closer to God and experience deeper community?

Join us online each Sunday throughout the coronavirus shut down for a special series exploring how God speaks to us in the interruptions of life, and how we can use this Pause to draw closer to Him.