Holy Week

8285A516-71BB-40BD-B74F-58F6F631B28C“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Holy Week

This week is the perfect time to self-reflect and ask yourself, “Am I aligned with God?” As the Coronavirus pandemic accelerates in our country, our lives seem to be out of our control. But, reality is that we never had control. Our only control is over our decisions, under whatever circumstances, that will ultimately lead to consequences. It has become our societal norm to always place the blame on someone or something else. With regards to your alignment with God, only you can choose and the consequences are eternal. In our culture, freedom of religion has been limited by a corrupt political system. Nevertheless, faith takes courage and resolve. Living in God’s Will has always bucked the worldly ways, but the rewards are beyond measure.

Good Outcome

B0DD8F3A-81C6-4B59-A69F-C638D0B9CF69“”Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Clearly there will be some good that results from this pandemic. Social media abounds with all sorts of religious implications; and, while I believe that God cannot be pleased with our world’s behavior, I know that He is indeed in control and will use this time, as always, for good. Families are spending more time together, the simple pleasures are being appreciated, and the realization that we are not in control is understood. Our society is focusing on the essentials and realizing that our healthcare system has become a political pawn. The true heroes are being recognized and life is being valued. There will be many lives lost, many that could have been saved by earlier heeding of the warnings; but, sometimes our own weaknesses prevent us from making the best choices. We can only hope that we learn from this pandemic and change our behavior.