Happy Monday.

Welcome to the second full day of the Illinois Shut Down. I trust you are surviving. My ongoing prayer is that we find ways to turn this forced recess into a time of renewal and revival.

As you may know, we had some technical difficulties yesterday with the online service. Our apologies. The good news is, the company that developed the platform we use for online services – which was specially designed for churches all across the world – crashed because so many churches were using it. We are working to ensure we do not have that problem again. But, we are celebrating that so many were trying to access church web sites that the server crashed. BTW, if you missed yesterday’s service for whatever reason, you can access the full service here or just the sermon here.

In today’s video devotional I reflect a bit more on the fact that God invites us to call him Dad.

Press On,

Mike

P.S. Let me end with two quick updates on prayer: 1) I was just on a call with a few dozen Chicago pastors. We will be holding a joint online prayer gathering on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. More details tomorrow. Also, next Wednesday, April 1 I am asking you to join with me in fasting and prayer. In particular, I am asking that you fast during lunch and spend that time in prayer. Again, more details to follow.