⇪Two lines from a song I heard last week just keep playing in my mind...
Things aren't falling apart...
They're falling into place!
The inconveniences that have occurred in my life due to this pandemic are annoying. Some friends are positive it's strictly political, others are sure it was caused by another country, and still some think it's just a matter of the US spending money on the wrong things and not being prepared themselves. The only conclusion I can draw safely I think, is that it is a life-threatening virus combined with other physical weakness/disease.
But it has not touched my extended family, so I've listened to the news but gone about my 'socially distancing way'.
This morning was one of those mornings when as I read updates I was overwhelmed with just a small glimpse of what this is causing regardless of origin.
Requests for prayer talked about a gentlemen with a life threatening illness that was also found to have covid-19 when scheduled for a much needed surgery. Other family members tested positive too.
And as our Missions' Director described how completely helpless some of the foreign villages are right now that our Crossroads teams have served before ... no way to get food - no way to get life saving supplies, I felt deep, deep sympathy and it drove me to prayer.
I see what the Bible teaches about God's people running back to Him when troubling times occur, and that's what's been happening with me. Every time I get overwhelmed with sorrow and go to prayer instead of worrying or complaining about anything in my life - it's proof again - tough times draw us back to the Savior.
Wouldn't you think, especially those of us who are now considered "mature believers" would just stay there - praying and worshipping and not even notice the trouble around us? It's embarrassing to see the depths we must fall to remain in fellowship with the Lord. It's what He designed us for.
Our country is broken - this is when believers need to be the church! Things aren't falling apart...they'll falling into place! This is the exact place God's needs for His plans to be complete!
We aren't physically together but have enjoyed uninterrupted teachings and worship for years -
TIME TO USE IT!