We’ve found ourselves in quite the unusual situation, haven’t we? As a matter of fact, there are lots of un’s in our current circumstance: unlikely, unfortunate, uncertain…
But despite the negative repercussions of living in a bubble, anxiety-ridden and surrounded by unused bottles of sanitizer,
God has given us an innate ability to adapt.
I can’t imagine the fears of the elder generation, knowing contraction of this virus could end in hospitalization or worse…
Or the single mom who relies on the paycheck she can no longer earn during her now-occupied school hours…
Or the thousands who are sick, scared and unsure whether they’ll prevail over this strange and unpredictable virus.
So what do we do, other than wash our hands, as we’ve been so thoroughly instructed?
- We pray
- We reach out on social media and other avenues to check on those who may be struggling
- We draw closer to those we’re able to
- For those of us with kids, we get creative. My husband suggested taking turns closing our eyes and blindly choosing a place on a world map. Then, we pretend to be in that country and culture for that evening. Try YouTube for videos and music from other countries and look up a recipe to try out.
For many, this is an unfamiliar, distressing time, and its easy to fall into the trap of fear, frustration or even complacency.
But God insists, in no uncertain terms, that we are to trust… trust in His unfailing grace, in His ever-present love, and rest in the knowledge that spring will arrive, schools will reopen, and non-perishables will, eventually, be restocked….
If soap isn’t the only thing going down the drain in your life right now, this song can be an encouragement:
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