These thoughts take off from where I left off in my previous article 'My Life in the time of Social Distancing'. So if you have not read the previous article, I urge you to read it. Like the previous one, this is also from my heart to yours. Hence, I seek your pardon in case of spelling and grammatical errors. My thoughts are racing faster than I can type.
We are all keeping our distance from the world outside. Locked up in our homes, fear grips us when we think of the pestilence that threatens our very existence. We are terrified about the economic backlash that is about to come (it has already come upon many of us). We grope as if in darkness. We wonder if there will be light in the darkness?
"weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."
This wonderful verse from the Holy Bible gives me hope. It reminds me of a dawn that will bring God's light to this world. It reminds me to endure the darkest moments of the turbulent time. The morning brings rejoicing with it. Anyone who has heard the birds chirp sweetly at dawn, will recall sharing the joy of the birds.
However, enduring the darkest moments requires strength. We require strength that comes from a strong faith in Almighty God. At times such as these, we require strength that far surpasses anything we have ever known. We need the strength of God himself.
"I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help comes from?
My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 121: 1,2
Quoted above is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I have received more strength and comfort from this verse than anything else. As I find myself distanced from the World, I feel the need to get nearer to God. I feel the need to draw inspiration and strength from Him. Hope, we are all finding enough time to get near to our Creator.
May the light of God dawn on each of us and give us the warmth to overcome the cold of this night.
Beautiful article, gives us real courage......... sheelamartinReplyDelete