Hi friends, Pastor David Burt here. I’m wondering how you are doing during this time of social distancing and perhaps isolation. Put your comments below this Facebook post and share with others how you are spending your time. How are you coping during this time? Have you seen God at work as people try to do what they can for others? I would love to know how you are doing.
News analyst say this is the biggest social event since the attacks on 9-11. But in many ways this is different. Some people feel personally at risk, especially the elderly and those with other health issues. Businesses are closed, restaurants, theaters, churches are closed. People’s income and livelihood are at stake. How can we care for one another right now?
Please check on each other. Ask your friends and neighbors how they are doing. See if they need anything you can provide. Offer to pick up groceries and bring them to their house.
We can’t control what is happening around us. But it is worth repeating that we can control how we respond to what is happening. A variety of responses are possible….everything from panic, fear, depression to hope and compassion and faith. We are reminded that scripture tells us that faith, hope and love are constants in our lives. And that the greatest of these is love.
How do we respond to this situation in love? Staying home when you don’t have to be out is an act of love. It not only helps keep you safe, but it lessens the possibility of you inadvertently spreading the virus to others. We need to keep that curve low. Our hospitals need to have the resources available to care for those who truly need it.
Love is needed now more than ever. May God fill us with divine love so we can put that love into this world at this time.
Let us pray…
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.
Go in peace my friends. Remember that you are a dearly loved child of God.