By David Chay
Sharing his experience of returning to physical church service on March 13, 2022 for the first time since the pandemic lockdown
It’s been more than 2 years…
What I missed was not just the ambience and the people, the congregation by and large, but the feel and comfort of God’s presence in a community.
The meaning of welcome and belonging hit home as I walked into the sanctuary, a feeling that I had not felt for a long time. You’ll have to come to feel it.
I saw many familiar faces despite the masks. I heard the joy of people greeting one another by name and it felt so good to be remembered. Due to the SOP, we could only have short chats but that did wonders for our soul. You’ll be surprised by this experience.
Worshippers, people of God, appeared to have something special in them, of them and from them which emitted a fragrance of humility, an exuberance of godliness, a goodness, a warmth. This was simply delightful.
Surely, there’s no place I’d rather be than onsite with God’s people on a typically quiet and unrushed Sunday morning. Not just on Zoom.
Church is where I belong and wanna be. Community does ring a bell. Ting-a-ling! I hope to see you onsite soon. God bless.
👀 If you’re returning to onsite Sunday Service for the first time after the lockdown, find Rev. Alexa Ho and say “Annyeonghaseyo” (hello in Korean).
👕👚 Coordinate with your CG to wear the same colour top and sit together during Sunday Service.