During this stressful time when we are unable to gather in our churches for worship, comfort and support, I will be live streaming devotions for our Church family every Sunday at 9am. Please join me.
My Sunday devotion is not just for our Church family, it is for anyone who needs the comforting word that God is with us.
No matter what we face in the coming weeks as a family, community and nation, Jesus will be with us, never forsake us. Together we will feel and share the love of Jesus Christ, the great healer.
We are in a time of crisis, people are fearful of what lies ahead, and they will be searching for spiritual guidance, strength and courage. This devotion is one way that our Church can be there for each other and them. Let's share our hope and pray together for each other.
I know some of you will be meeting online Sunday mornings with your own churches and I commend you for using technology to gather and pray together.
If you cannot join me at 9am, the videos will be on my Facebook page to watch at any time. I know that smart screens and apps are not so easy to use for some of our older people and I encourage our younger ones to help.
Please share links to my devotions widely. Let us show we are together apart, and fully present.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." John 14:27
Right Reverend Fakaofo Kaio
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand