Messages of Hope

According to the dictionary, the definition of a storm is a violent “disturbance of the atmosphere.” We can all agree that we will be facing a storm at some point in our lifetime. How do we deal with storms that arrive suddenly in our lives?

Stay Safe     Stay Home     Save Lives     Shelter-in-Place 

We have heard the above sayings so much recently that it has become a part of our everyday lives.  For some of us, staying at home for such a long time has become a chore of trying not to go stir crazy.  Others may be being productive by doing yard work, baking, working-at-home, and teaching their children. For others, like ourselves, it has become a time of healing from being sick with the coronavirus.  

A customary bedtime routine with our children always consisted of a diaper change, a bottle, and some worship music as they fell asleep.  One evening, the routine did not go as planned with my oldest daughter.  As she drank her bottle, she began to choke for what seemed to be eternity, and despite all of my efforts, I could not get her to breathe.

If you know me, you know I’m an extrovert, and my calendar is always full. I can hardly keep up with my own self. Then this comes. This sudden stop to my life as I’ve known it. It’s like God is saying to me, "no more ... settle down. It’s just you and me now."  He is bringing me back to the basics of my relationship with Him. I’m sure He is doing the same with many of us.

Hello, church family! God has been speaking to me during this time of quarantine, even though I might not have yet put it into practice! One of the areas of my life He’s been speaking to directly has been thanking Him and trusting Him IN ALL SEASONS.