Empire Built of Cards
I wonder how many of us really knew how busy we were before Coronavirus struck? Our society was running so very fast. Yet, in the wake of Covid-19, how much of what we did mattered very much? After a couple of weeks vegetating at home, perspective seems to be shifting. Just watch the newscasts.
We spent our time building our empires, but now it just looks like a breeze came along and the pack of cards we built fluttered to the table.
This plague will pass, but how will we be changed by it? How long will mourning our losses last? And how will our way of life change?
Hope for the Future
Sometimes it is hard to see very far ahead when we are confined in our homes. It feels like house arrest. I wonder if Paul got cabin fever?
In Isaiah, chapter 65, we learn of the consequences God’s people faced when ignoring Him. Yet, His mercy is everlasting.
He tells us, now, in our present pandemic circumstances that when we put Him first, we will enjoy the work of our hands. Our labor won’t be in vain. What we build will last. What we grow, we will eat. Our children will be our joys and we will be blessed together.
I sure am holding on to His promises. Especially now. Are you?
“It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65: 24 NKJV).