Hello, folks. I keep thinking I should have something further to say by now.
And, yet, in this crazy yet rather apt time I chose to steal away, all I can really say is…God is God.
He is ever in control, ever directing the course of our lives, ever speaking.
Would that we would heed to that control, trust that direction, listen to His voice!
I truly believe this is a unique opportunity to allow ourselves to be arrested where we are-quite literally-and look to Him and Him alone for our answers.
We can stock our pantry, our medicine cabinet, our-ahem-paper goods.
We can don a mask, sanitize our physical spaces, scrub our hands till they are pruny.
We can Skype or Zoom our woes, play board games till we are bored stiff, and all figure out how to impromptu home school.
We can look for a financial boost to tide our bank accounts over.
But-if we neglect to surrender our hearts to His scrubbing, to admit we all of us desperately need it?
Well, then, the efforts are all for naught.
For, all the outward cleanliness and carefulness in the world cannot save us in the end.
Only in recognizing that only Jesus saves will we truly get anywhere.
I don’t pretend to know His plan with all this, the exact hows or the whens of absolution in this present crisis.
But, I do know through scripture the ultimate absolution-
Christ is returning for His own and we are nearer now than before.
I pray we are setting our eyes to the sky, seeking and welcoming this happening, encouraging others to do the same.
Thanks for reading, friends! Though I do count myself back, I will likely not be back in the same frequency as before. With our state’s school closed for the rest of the year, He has gifted me with the chance of much more concentrated time with my dear children and I aim to use it to His glory. ☺ Know that my prayers and thoughts are ever with you all!