In the craziness that has been this last week, our lives have changed so much. I have nothing to offer by way of knowledge or suggestions about the coronavirus pandemic. I’m just here to write to remember.
To remember how one week ago, one of our daughters was about to compete in the NCAA division II indoor track and field nationals. That meet was cancelled. So was her outdoor season. She is a senior.
Two of our other daughters in college were told that their classes were moved completely online for the three weeks following spring break. One is home, missing friends. The other is uncertain about the near future and her plans to work in a field that involves public performances.
One of our girls is a senior in high school. She is worried that they will call off prom and possibly graduation ceremonies. Trips are being cancelled. Possibly her last high school mission trip.
Our church has closed campus and services are held online only.
When Brian and I went shopping, the shelves were almost bare. We didn’t think it would be this big of a deal and did not stock up on anything. We won’t starve, but I’m starting to get a little concerned about our toilet paper supply.
I’m thankful that I work from home. This part of life has not changed for me. But for everyone around me, it has. I feel really bad for those who are making decisions about finances vs. safety.
I have no idea if we are in the middle of all this crazy pandemic stuff, if or how it will get worse, when things will go back to normal, what normal will look like, and how this will affect us long term.
But I can honestly say that I am personally not worried. A verse that kind of stuck out to me in a devotion reading this morning was Luke 12:6
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”
I find this verse comforting. Sparrows, which seem to have next to no value to the world, are not forgotten by God.
We are not forgotten by God.
Do I have concerns? Yes. Am I going to try and be smart? Yes. Am I afraid? I don’t have to be.
The very next verse goes like this:
“Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Luke 12:7 (NIV)
How have all the changes in the last week affected you and your family? If you want to join me in writing or journaling on this topic, I’d love to read what you’ve got. Comment here or send me a link to your own #legacywriting pages.
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