Well, it is another weekend trying to keep things as normal as possible. Up to now, things have been manageable. Thank God! With options like doing chores, working on projects, watching movies, working out, or doing some food prep, one can pass the time pretty steadily.
Most of these activities are always on the agenda, but having more time on hand means they have a better chance of getting done! In the middle of trying to entertain and busy yourself, the reality of what is going on starts to sink in again. Meanwhile, just when you need it, a smile comes to your face because someone sends a humorous text.
All of a sudden, you have gotten a much needed distraction and lots of loud laughter. Then, another welcome distraction comes from a notification that an online meeting will be held by a church member. This comes after days of not being able to worship with your church family.
Not being able to attend weekly community meetings or serve on Sundays makes each week seem off balance. What helps are the spontaneous online prayers and praise breaks to boost your morale. What also boosts your morale is having a family member call to say that they are bringing groceries.
Once they arrive, you learn that they have paid for them too! Thank God for glorious acts that are heartwarming and are done to keep you healthy. Being healthy. It is sometimes taken for granted. Yet, it is hard to take it for granted, these days.
These days, you begin to think about those who have no health. You also think about family members who are not near you and pray for them. Right now, you take advantage of their phone calls and texts. You pray for more family nights, game nights, and holidays to come.
Thankfully, technology offers the chance to catch up, share your day, or even pray together. Unfortunately, some family members are not familiar with technology, so contact with them will be limited to calls for a while. What has also been limited is time with friends you haven’t laid eyes on in weeks!
Lunch dates. Coffee dates. It’s been so long. Though phone calls are nice, nothing takes the place of much needed hugs or seeing them face-to-face.
This will all be over soon. At least, that is the hope. Until then, you will trust God and pray. You will do your part to stay healthy, and keep your physical distance from the ones that you love.
“Therefore, my brethren, be strengthened in our Lord and in the force of his power.”Ephesians 6:10
Praying for you and yours,