Entering our new season of Spring 2020, I can’t help but feel, like most people probably do right now, a bit torn. Spring for me, living in Florida, usually means the beginning of our summer. We pack up our towels and sunscreen, dig our swimsuits out of the closet, and head to the beach. I get my first real tan of the year. We enjoy all the restaurants and theme parks have to offer.
This spring, however, has brought confusion, doubt, and fear.
I won’t dwell on it long, since most people are probably almost batty talking about this COVID-19, but it is our reality. We as a world have to face it, and all the uncertainty that comes along with it.
But amongst all the chaos, I have seen hope. In all the frightening statistics and warnings from our government, I have seen more hope . Among many people online (the only people I see, having a 3-month-old baby at home and choosing to self-quarantine), I have seen a lot of hope. And hope is a good thing. Hope is a good gift from God our father.
It has made me realize that really, we can choose to respond to all this in 2 ways.
We can choose to react with fear, anger and greed, like the world has.
We can choose, as believers in Christ, to react with love and hope.
What an amazing opportunity we have now to be the salt and light that Jesus calls us to be! When everyone else is panicked, we can stand firm on the Rock. When they ask us why we aren’t afraid, we can point them to the one who holds the whole earth in His hands.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
In our new season of Spring 2020, let us allow God to use us in these times, and allow our lights to shine brightly!
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