The moment I laid eyes on you
I knew you were my forever love
My heart skipped gleefully
To rest upon your heart
That was the beginning
A fresh exciting start
Of love intertwining
Two young hearts.
Years have come and gone
My heart still beats for you
The bond is stronger now
Than when I first laid eyes on you.
No one on earth
Can tear us apart
Because what we share
Is one connected heart.
C. S. Lewis 1942
Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shutdown business, schools, places of worship and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.”
Jesus: ” I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources,”
I saw the above piece on my FaceBook Page. Not knowing much about what C. S. Lewis writings I shared it. A friend messaged me and told me he didn’t write it. Kudos to the person writing this because they hit the nail on the head-so to speak.
Many people feel anxiety, fear and panic. They are in a situation that they do not have control of. Their daily schedule has been shut down and they don’t know what to do with themselves. Many parents are overwhelmed staying home with their children – they don’t know what to do with them outside their preplanned daily schedule of outside activities.
Jesus brings calmness and a new perspective of the changes to make our lives better across the board. Just maybe the majority of folks won’t want to return to the rat race they were participating in. Reflecting on past lifestyles could open up a new revelation of how this down time is for our betterment.
When we get so rattled we blame God for this terrible mess we’re in just remember these two scriptures. They could bring comfort, peace and rest.
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT)
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (NKJ)
God knew about this before we did because He is all knowing and knows how this will end. His plan for us is good and not evil.
We have been inundated with the Coronavirus and have been limited to where we can go. One place we can still go is to the grocery store. At first it was a mad dash to stockpile disinfectants such as wipes, hand sanitizers and Clorox sprays. Oh let’s not forget toilet paper. The shelves were emptied along with every type of meat.
Finally the mad rush has ended per se. I was able to purchase toilet paper and didn’t have to fight for it. Meat and vegetables have returned. Some shelves are still not fully stocked but that seems to be okay. The shelf that stays empty is hand sanitizer shelves. As long as you have soap and water at home, you are good and gloves will be your defense when you’re out and about.
I can’t dispense medication to cure people of the virus but the Lord showed me what I can do considering the only place to go is the grocery store. Whenever I go to the store and have to stay at least six feet away from others I can speak to people or just smile at them. Also if they want to talk take time to listen. We can’t begin to imagine how that just might be a calming gesture. A little kindness can go a long way.
I know some days the situation we are in seems hopeless but take heart God is still in control. There is probably more going on than any of us know that could be more detrimental to us than the COVID-19. Be encouraged.