The movie The Book Club: Chapter Two begins with the group members meeting on zoom. Yes, this film begins during the pandemic, and the four participants have the usual online challenges as they do their best to master the virtual world. Christmas 2020 I wrote a sketch about the angels meeting on zoom to plan their part in the nativity. I did my best to draw out the humour as they battled with all the usual things… forgetting to turn on the mic, the screen freezing, turning up late, the hit’n’miss Wi-Fi connection etc.
The great thing about God is that we don’t meet him on zoom. We don’t have to worry about talking to him at the right time and having the mic up and the screen on. We can do it anywhere, anytime, anyplace. In Philippians 4 verses 6 and 7 we are encouraged to tell God all our worries. The Message puts it like this: Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.
It’s not always so easy to let go of our fears and worries, but just knowing we can bring them to God, and that he understands and is with us in our troubles can be a help. Nothing is off limits to him, nothing is un-prayable. We can let it all out, or as much of it as we are able, at any given time.