A Note from Travis – January 2, 2021
by Travis Simone on January 02, 2021
Dear Chapel Family,
Thank you for your prayers, kind words, and practical support. The generosity of our community has carried God’s love to my family during a difficult time. Nina and I are witnessing how our community’s care for us is leaving an impression on our kids. Thank you.
While I continue to deal with symptoms of the coronavirus, I do not have any difficulty breathing and today was better than yesterday. Things appear to be moving in the right direction.
The prayers of the Chapel family have been a great encouragement to my family. Please pray the virus will not be transmitted further in our household. I hope you will also pray for everyone experiencing the spiritual, physical, emotional, and economic impact of this virus.
One of our core values as a church is that Jesus is the True Pastor of the Chapel. He has assembled a talented team. They won’t miss a beat pursuing His goal of making disciples by meeting people wherever they are spiritually and physically as we begin a new year. This commitment means even more to me now that I am among the many who are not able to gather physically at this time.
If it has been a while since you have joined us, this Sunday is a renewed opportunity to worship together inside, outside, and online. Lead Associate Pastor, Rich Sylvester, will help us start the year with our eyes fixed in the right place with a new sermon series: Fix our Eyes on Jesus in Everyday Life. I have been in the same room since Monday. Worshiping together, no matter our location, will be the absolute highlight of my week. I hope I will be worshiping together with you (wcchapel.org/worship).
The coronavirus symptom that has most affected me is fatigue. God is using this to deepen the truth of His Word in 2 Corinthians 12:9a, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” In this moment, however weak you may feel spiritually or physically, take heart! Jesus’ grace is sufficient for me and for you.