COVID-19 necessitated Sheltering-In-Place isn’t a preferred lifestyle, but gratefulness always trumps grumbling.
Meandering outside today, my surroundings reminded me how truly blessed I am. BFTGOG, I could be confined in an overcrowded, metropolitan high-rise apartment building . . . a makeshift shack in some third world country . . . I could be homeless.
But For The Grace Of God, I’m grateful beyond measure to be ‘SIPed’ up here on the mountain – down in the ‘holler’ – by the ‘crick’. May I never grumble.
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” – Colossians 4:2
He alone remains our ‘soul’ certainty amidst all this world’s uncertainty. May there be no ‘distancing’ of the hearts between you and your loved ones, and Him this Easter . . . He is Risen! Be Blessed and . . .
The coronavirus has unexpectedly changed the way most of us anticipated spending Good Friday. Social distancing will restrain family gatherings, church services and activities many of us looked forward to sharing together.
But . . . the One whose ultimate sacrifice Good Friday commemorates has, and will never change. He is here today and everyday to see us through whatever challenges this world may bring our way.
This song is sung by one dubbed ‘The King’, who claimed the One King as his Savior. May it encourage you as it did me as we are socially distanced from each other on this Good Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ok044WkHeE
“When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth“. – Genesis 9:16
Social distancing has rapidly become the new universal moniker as our world hunkers down in place to deter corona-virus’s spread. Yet, as with most dire situations, a ‘silver lining’ exists.
As the dreadful spike in the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to accelerate during recent weeks, there has also been an accompanying spike in the number of encouraging e-mails and phone calls received from others.
Today, a friend of mine sent me this hymn, perhaps my favorite. Horatio Spafford composed this uplifting hymn in the midst of his life’s greatest tragedy. May it bring a ray of hope into your day as it did mine. Here’s the link: