These are unusual times, faced with new challenges, a new way of living, and a time when we realize that some of the mundane day to day things we took for granted are truly gifts – gifts like going to work, the movies, visiting with friends, going to church or even going to the mall. But it is also a time of new discoveries, new ways to connect with others, finding things at home to discover and do that previously we never had time for. As we settle in for this way of life for an unknown length of time, it is important to continue to look at our blessings and be grateful for all that we have rather than what we do not have.
So what are you grateful for? I am grateful that my surgery happened one day before they stopped elective surgeries, I am grateful that I found a wonderful place to heal in for the first week of my recovery. I am grateful that the surgery went well and any pain I am now experiencing are signs of healing. I am grateful for a loving husband, good friends, a dog that
has taken on the job of nursing me with love, and the fact that our church service can be seen by everyone and will, hopefully, bring a sense of peace and connection.
Most of all, I encourage everyone to hold in prayer anyone who unfortunately has gotten the virus and all those that are seeking ways to stop the spread and find a solution. I am confident that prayer does work and whether or not, the prayer brings about the results we seek, know this – prayer always uplifts the person praying – and reminds us that we are never alone.
Quote of the Week
“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”