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Unfortunately, we will not be holding Sunday morning services at Valley Bible until further notice. The leadership is communicating concerning ways we can still function as a church during this time.
Small groups and other meetings will also not be happening at this time.
Please be patient, sensible and filled with His peace and courage. There are many doing the best that they can with the information given to them. The information changes quite quickly and so there will be a need to give the benefit of the doubt in many cases.
Majesty of the Mundane
It has been interesting to observe people’s actions and reactions over the past few weeks as “normal” life has been put on hold. Many have been removed from jobs and workplace arenas that are a major source of identity and significance. In many cases, families have been forced to live together 24/7, creating some friction points as a lifestyle of individual busyness has grounded to a halt. The grubby realities of mountains of laundry and dirty dishes have replaced stimulating work environments and lunch dates with friends.
For the past few months, I have been mulling over our society’s value system and comparing it with the value system that Jesus walked and taught in the Gospels. Often when Jesus taught, he would start with “The Kingdom of heaven is like…” and then describe a value system that was quite different from the values that his listeners were living. I am surprised by the ordinary life Jesus lived during his Incarnation. It is hard to grasp the humility of the Almighty Son of God choosing to be born a human, to a no name girl from a no name town, born literally in a barn. Are you kidding? He was recognized as something special at 12 years of age and then spent the next 18 years in obscurity. Really? The Son of God? A homeless rabbi with a rag tag group of disciples?
I am beginning to realize the purposefulness of Jesus’ life on earth and the powerful example He left for us to follow. Jesus revealed his majesty in how he lived his normal mundane life and desires us to reveal His majesty in how we live ours. Too often our tendency is to look for the marvelous in our experience and we mistake the sense of the heroic for being heroes. It is one thing to go through a crisis grandly, but another thing altogether to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight and no one paying even the remotest attention to us. It is easier to walk to Jesus on the water than it is to live 24 hours every day as a saint on land, to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus.
We must take great care not to fall into the trap of valuing our perceived worth to God more than we value our relationship with Him. If you are rightly related to the Lord Jesus, you will reach a place where the desire to do exceptional things for Him will be replaced with exceptional living in the ordinary mundane things, where no one ever thinks of noticing you and all that is noticed is that the power of God comes through you all the time.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility, count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you not only look to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross”. (Philippians 2:3-8)
Encouragement from one of our elders, Dave Schneider:
For those of you who have inquired about how you can continue supporting the church financially, we have provided a way to give online.
You are also welcome to mail checks to:
Valley Bible Fellowship
PO Box 811
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Valley Bible Fellowship is a non-denominational church located in Silver Cliff, Colorado. Our desire is to provide a place where you can find community, discover your purpose, and learn how to live a life of lasting impact for the Kingdom of God.