We’re living in turbulent times. Tough times. Divisive times. The kind of circumstances that can lead to anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. And in the midst of this turmoil, instead of coming together to support each other, we’ve been forced apart by a global pandemic that is unseen by the human eye, but has managed to wreak havoc in our world in very real ways.
Many of us are wearing face masks when we go into shops, restaurants, or on public transit. Wearing a face mask in public is one of the best ways to help slow the spread of COVID-19 — but not everyone understands how masks can help, or why they matter.
As we approach Memorial Day on Monday, it’s a wonderful time to pray for those who have given their lives as members of the United States Armed Forces, for active duty members of our military, and for their families. It is by their grace we enjoy the freedoms we hold dear, and they are courageous examples of God’s intention for us to love one another, even to the point of laying down our lives for the ones we love.
What is the source of your strength, and where you place your hope? In other words, what anchors you in this life? From a jet ski to the largest container vessel, without an anchor to secure the boat position when necessary, the passengers, crew, and cargo of any size ship are at risk.
Before Meg’s first child was born, she remembered thinking how amazing it would be to finally put her house in order during maternity leave. She’d organize the closets, whip the kitchen into shape, put a little more thought into dinner every night…
Jessie sat down across from Natalie at the coffee shop, smiling as she scooted into the booth. She knew her friend’s life had been tough for several months, and she was grateful for a chance to catch up with her, and offer support. Former colleagues, the two women didn’t get together as often as they’d like, but always enjoyed each other’s company.
Employment and finances and school and our state of health suddenly feel precarious, and we can’t gather with the ones we love to hug it out and reassure each other, shoulder to shoulder and face to face, that it will all be okay.
Right now, we are supporting the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in NYC. The facility is set up in Central Park to provide care for patients seriously ill with COVID-19. A 72-member Disaster Assistance Response Team including doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel is now on the ground.
Did your parents or grandparents raise you to love the Lord?
Were you invited to church by a friend at school or work?
Did you encounter God through a service or program of some kind?
Maybe a perfect stranger prayed for you in a moment of need and shared their faith journey.
Time is a currency that cannot be manufactured, and there are no refunds or exchanges once we’ve spent it. It gets away from us if we’re not careful, slipping through our fingers like the finest grains of sand. It happens a little at a time, until suddenly an hourglass that seemed three-fourths full a moment ago has dwindled down to nothing.
Let that truth sink in! When we choose Jesus, He gives us a clean slate, and everything else falls away in the light of His grace. Suddenly, all those things we’ve been chasing no longer seem so important.
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