I keep hearing stories about the number of people who are attending online church services. In Sydney, there are hundreds to choose from.
But in the UK – a new survey shows a quarter of adults have watched or listened to a religious service since the coronavirus lockdown began, and one in 20 have started praying during the crisis.
I’ve already mentioned that a number of people say their faith has been strengthened in these difficult times, but there has also been an increase in the numbers of people turning to faith in Jesus.
The most frequent subjects of prayers since the lockdown has been: for family (accounting for more than half), more than a quarter are for frontline workers, those suffering Covid, and a quarter thanking God.
Our common human reaction is to remember God in the bad times and forget him in the good.
Pray that you don’t make that mistake.
I’m Russell Powell for the NSW Council of Churches.