Get Under the Dome

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They say if you put a seashell up to your ear, you can hear the sea.

Maybe some people truly can.

With my luck, I’m more likely to hear, “Your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line…” or, “How did you get this number?”

Sometimes it’s hard to tune in to what you really want to hear, isn’t it?

Similarly, it’s often difficult for us to hear God clearly.

There are so many other competing voices in our lives, and even our own thoughts can crowd out God’s attempts to get through to us.

We’ll discuss more about how to hear from God in future posts, but for now let’s concentrate on the most important tip:

Get under the dome.

What do I mean by that?

Perhaps I can best illustrate this by exploring a quirk in the construction of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, United Kingdom.

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Solidarity With the Persecuted Church

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For those of us who are regular church-goers, the cessation of regular worship gatherings due to the coronavirus has been wrenching.

With churches shuttered temporarily, the children’s and youth activities, Bible studies, and men’s and women’s groups that they housed have had to close down along with them. Sure, some churches have switched to live-streamed Sunday services and online gatherings, but we’re not able to meet in person to worship or fellowship like we used to.

We probably feel a little hard done by, don’t we?

But there’s one group of Christians for whom these sorts of restrictions have long been an all too familiar reality:

The Persecuted Church.

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