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Dinner at Home – It's All About Relationships

For the last three weeks, I’ve been home with my wife and children every evening. No meetings, no events, and no school. We’ve eaten dinner at home, and the fellowship has been wonderful. As we’ve prayed for our nation, our leadership, and so many affected by COVID-19, we’ve spent more time at home collectively.

In a time of pandemic and worldwide crisis, God is still on the throne; there is never any panic in Heaven. Recently He reminded me that life is all about relationships. First, my love for Him, and my desire to know Him more. More than sleep, food, or entertainment, do I long to be in right relationship with the Father? Next, do I strive to be highly committed to my family, those people on loan from God to me? May I be a good steward.

Yes, dinner at home has been different but impactful. I’ve prayed more, studied the Word more, performed home improvements (my wife has a punch list), and watched TV with the kids. God has taught me to be still and know that He is God and those placed around me are truly essential.

We shouldn’t demand to understand when we’re in the midst of a storm. We should pray and rest in the fact that God will move in His time and His way. What I do know is this: God has slowed us down and put us in a position to turn to Him and to love each other. I’m looking forward to dinner tonight.

Cary E. Vaughn, CEO