Hello everyone!

Well, we continue to see lots of bad stuff with the coronavirus.  My prayers are with each and everyone of you!

Eyes to See and Ears to Hear

We are in a “season of disruption”.

There seems to be no such thing as a normal day anymore, because our days have changed drastically!  It seems like the “end” must be near!

After actually thinking this through though, when hasn’t there been disruption?  For as long as I can remember, there has been a crisis somewhere, political shenanigans in elections, plagues, famines and pestilence!  The biggest change is the year and which disruption is current.  When has there not been something to be afraid of?

Once again, let me emphasize that I am NOT downgrading the seriousness of this latest crisis, the coronavirus.  What I AM saying, again, is that we have to be diligent, we have to be careful and we have to put our trust in the ONLY ONE who controls it all.  If we place our trust in the politicians, the doctors, and big pharm, we can count on being on the downside.  The simple truth is, we know just about as much about this as they do.  This is new and unknown.

The other difference is that this is worldwide.  What a perfect time to practice what we have, hopefully, been studying in our Bible readings – eyes to see and ears to hear.  There is a common theme in all the governments that I know of, out of necessity, we are to isolate ourselves from others.  That means no fellowship with other believers, no physical contact with others who inspire and motivate us daily.  I don’t know about you, but in my life, that is disruption!  I am a converted introvert and I thrive on that contact with others!  I miss hugs!

As we move through this daily process, for whatever time it takes, remember all the things we have glibly taken for granted.  With eyes to see and ears to hear, we realize how very fragile our society truly is.  With eyes to see and ears to hear, we will hopefully realize how important it is that we unite and come through this together!

Perhaps, there are many lessons to be learned here.  Never take for granted what we have.  Not our family, our friends or our church.  It can all disappear in a moment.

I don’t like disruption.  Maybe though, we need disruption to bring us back to where we need to be.

*Always putting our faith and trust in God!  He is there through every disruption.

*Never take those we love for granted.  We never know when there will be no tomorrow.

*What needs to change within us to glorify God, even in times like this.

*What needs to change within us to share and minister to others who don’t know God as their personal Savior.  Their time may be running short.

In this, and everything, praise Him!  And always

Pray Unceasingly!!

Lois

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