Still early in this crazy time, here are a few things I’m seeing. What are you learning?
The Humble are Heroes
The value we place on certain vocations has flipped. Modest workers are superheroes: grocery store workers, farmers and other producers, nurses, teachers. Who is rendered useless? Sports heroes. Celebrities. Wall Street.
How much of our busyness was non-essential? Today, my calendar is obsolete. Most things I had in it are canceled. How important were those things? How many hours were filled with unnecessary fluff? The virus has granted us a forced Sabbath. Now is the time to redefine the essential.
Rugged Individualism is a Myth
Humans are designed for relationship and community. God coded us this way (Gen. 2:18). Total independence is a fallacy. We’re all interconnected.
It Is Dangerous to be Isolated
We're not nearly done with our quarantine time. I'm concerned about the hidden effects of isolation. The first week or two is a novelty, but reality sets in. Reach out to someone.
A Sunny Day is a Gift.
Walks are therapeutic. Birds are loud in the morning. Squirrels don’t care about a virus.
It’s real. Everything about our lives is threatened – health, jobs, income, homes, relationships. It’s natural to have a variety of responses – anger, sadness, despair, fear.
Anxiety Needs an Outlet
It’s not enough to talk about feelings. That brings momentary relief. You need to take your anxiety somewhere, or rather to Someone. “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (I Pet. 5:7). Tired and breathless, we fall at the feet of our Lord. We toss every care into his lap. He can handle it.