Worship is “essential”!

FASTING, PRAYING—NO MORE GODLY WORSHIP DELAYING!

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Lord, currently I’m sitting by the liftbridge over the St Croix River in downtown Stillwater, MN. My heart is so heavy. I need a place of tranquility like this to pause and listen to what’s on Your Mind for the North Star State.

9:22AM Stillwater Lift Bridge A symbol that connections need not be rigid.

I began my fast this morning to call the Church to pray. Since March 13, 2020, all houses of worship of all faiths of Minnesota have been closed. Our Governor, Tim Walz, declared a state of “peacetime emergency” in response to the Wuhan pandemic. While I support his initial response to Covid-19, I do not understand or endorse the total ban on all of our normal expressions of worship.

Though I am committed to the way of Christ, my heart aches for those Jewish neighbors blocked from Pesach or Passover, Muslims blocked from kneeling together…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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    1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

      THAT IS, SHARMISHTHA, EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD BE EVERY DAY. YET WE ARE ALSO ADMONISHED IN THE BIBLE TO NOT FORSAKE WORSHIPING IN GROUPS, TOO—Hebrews 10: 25-31, in the New Testament. Wordhip in groups also has its value!

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