Fear, Faith & Love – Day 8
What are we waiting for?
The Bible is full of stories of God’s community waiting. Abraham and Sarah waited most of their lives for a son. One generation of Israelites waited while the Holy Spirit passed over all of Egypt. Then, the next generation waited for 40 years, wandering in the desert, waiting for access to the Promised Land. Much later, those left behind in the Kingdom waited for the Exiles to return to the Holy Land.
In the New Testament, Jesus told the parable of the bridesmaids waiting for the bridegroom. The letters are all about living a good life now as we wait for Christ’s second coming.
Being asked to hunker down at home to control the spread of the virus is nothing that God hasn’t asked us to do before. I’m thankful and grateful we have all our creature comforts: electricity, television, the Internet, e-Books, and the list goes on and on. This is a much different scenario than preparing for other natural/political disasters many of us grew up with. Most of us have all the services we need to be comfortable.
While we wait, that doesn’t mean we have to be alone. It’s a great time to re-connect with family and friends we are usually “too busy” to catch up with. Play a new game together, make a new recipe.
Hopefully you’re ready as we head into another week of social distancing. On March 16, I did a video on Facebook on a few suggestions to keep busy. Please feel free to watch: