Next weekend, Klang Wesley will be opening her doors to everyone (with some exceptions) for the first time since the movement control order (MCO) began on March 18, 2020. Many have longed to see this day. However, the government still emplaces strict standard operating procedures (SOP) that prevent some people from coming back to church to worship God. This is why Klang Wesley’s virtual online worship service continues on in the month of July.
The home resources for worship first began as an initiative to get family members involved in the reading of Scriptures and other areas. I was told that the children felt honoured and privileged to be able to read from the Bible. Eventually we heard and catered to the need of some older people who found it easier to worship the Lord with “one click” of the YouTube link. Many chose to struggle and familiarize themselves with new Apps (for example, Zoom) in order to join prayer meetings, Cell Group meetings, etc. The strong motivation to learn and thus overcome barriers was there because people loved the Lord and wanted to be part of that virtual church despite the MCO.
Let us not forget the spiritual lessons that God has taught us during this MCO period in the years to come. Let us take courage to persist with spiritual disciplines that bring honour to God’s name.