Hope In The Darkness: COVID-19

A Moment Of Clarity

As I was browsing Facebook, I came across this photo by photographer Jake Mosher. It really resonated with me because COVID-19 has given me a lot of time to reflect on life. Many are being affected physically, mentally, and emotionally by this pandemic. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who are struggling with fear, anxiety, depression, grieving, or financial loss due to the virus. Allow me to offer you some words of encouragement.

In times like these, you really begin to understand that life is short and can take very unexpected turns. We really don’t know how many days we have left on this Earth, to spend time with those we love. Tomorrow isn’t promised. In viewing Jake’s picture, you can see the dark, gloomy clouds hovering above the terrain. This is what first jumps out at you when looking at the picture. Kind of like COVID-19. If you’re not careful though, you’ll miss the beautiful flowers and the majestic mountains cloaked in the fog. These are the moments to cherish now (time with family, a home project to work on, etc). Take this time to love on and speak life into people. Don’t spend your time watching the news and ingesting all of the panic. Pour yourself out to others in need because…well quite frankly…people need you more than ever.

I don’t know all the details. I don’t know when this pandemic will end. I don’t know what tomorrow holds. What I do know, is that we will get through this…TOGETHER. Be intentional and go spread the message of H.O.P.E (Helping Others Persevere Everywhere).

I leave you with a couple thoughts:

1. As long as it’s called today, and it is called today, ENCOURAGE someone so that they don’t become hardened by the deceitfulness of the day.

2. I love you. I’m praying for you.

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