As hard as I try, I keep coming back to the infamous words of Charles Dickens, when he penned the opening line of his book: A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Being confined to our homes has certainly stymied our lives, and after 9 days of self-distancing, many are finding our confinement almost unbearable. If we look at the effects of this confinement, we will soon see (in the age of electronics ) something greater taking place. Families are once again sitting together for dinner, husbands and wives are re-discovering the magic of marriage, and families are growing in togetherness and spirituality, as they put their faith in God. In essence, what appears on the surface to be a bad thing (self-distancing) - much good can come from it.
In the process of learning more about our families, we are also learning much about ourselves. Perhaps the words of Psalm 46:10 is the message God is telling us all. “Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations.” In an era of personal busyness, being still may be just what we all need. It is in this stillness, we can clearly see God, and his work. I am convinced, God is at work in the midst of this virus situation, and it is through these works he will be glorified; and all will know he is indeed God.
Be encouraged during this most unusual time to do something only a child of God would do. It is through our
love for others, that they shall see God. Be still, and keep safe.