It was brewing, this COVID 19, but had not become all the rage when I was hospitalized from a Thursday to Saturday with pneumonia. So, when I came home I stayed home until I finished the take home antibiotics the doctor prescribed and then carefully, on the following Friday, I accompanied my hubby to a local chicken place for a meal. I was using disinfecting wipes on the door handle and our table before it was the tending thing to do. 🙂
And from there to the grocery and home again. I’ve been here since with the exceptions of walks in our neighborhood and truck rides with my hubby while he braved the store for needed items.
I do not have even an educated guess as to how many Americans are practicing social distancing but I am thinking a lot of us are. Is it necessary? Is it helping? Is it saving health and lives? Time will tell.
Is what’s happening unprecedented? I’d say yes. It’s the first in my life and I’m old. 🙂
Who brought this virus to be? That I do not know. I know Who didn’t. And here we are. At home.
So, how are we weathering this at home storm? Thankfully, I am actually good with it. I didn’t say happy with it, I said good with it. And I owe that to JESUS. Actually, I owe every good in me and my life to JESUS. And, yes, I’m glad about it.
So, why? Why are we in this crisis? I’ve said it more than a few times: what its developer meant for evil, GOD means for good. I stand by it; more than standing by it, I am experiencing His goodness – I am experiencing Him and He is good. He is always good and we are always loved. I heard Ann Voskamp say that several years ago. I keep it close.
This morning one of my Facebook posts went like this:
What if churches are closed because GOD is saying that churches have become places about US instead of HIM? The book of Acts gives a true account of what the Church was and was birthed to be.
What if one of the purposes of COVID 19 is to give us opportunities to find out if we really have a relationship with Yeshua (Jesus) or just with the place we gathered from time to time?
What if COVID 19 is here to wake us up to the reality of Scripture?
Like we have now experienced how EASY it will be for The Lawless One, the Man of Sin, a/k/a the Antichrist to come to world power. Right now a virus has commandeered the market, the economy, and distanced us in our homes – for the common good.
And people think the book of Revelation won’t be fulfilled?
One would have to be spiritually blind to not believe now.
The title of this album reads Morning Routine Thought Drops, don’t be fooled, I have them in the afternoons too. 😍
The Book of Acts and the Book of Revelation; perhaps some of us will wipe off the dust and read them.
This COVID 19 will pass. This particular virus will subside and people will cease to die from COVID 19 – however, people will continue to die – there is much in our world to bring on death.
The non-essential stores will open again, restaurants (the ones that survive this season) will open again, businesses of every kind will open again. Churches will open again. But, who will be the people who return to those church buildings? Will we be the same people we were when the doors closed? That’s a decision each and every one of us is now making – today!
I’ve heard this time referred to as a Divine Pause. I can see that. My Facebook post probably told you I could concur with that.
I’d like it to be more. I’d like it to be a Shabbat. An extended time of coming away to unhindered, unrivaled, non-competitive communion with the Messiah. Those of us who are wise WILL not let this opportunity slip from us. And it is going to go quicker than we think. The clock is ticking – I can hear it right here as I sit before this screen.
The wise ones, will settle down and immerse themselves in Thus Saith the LORD.
This divine pause is preparatory. Again, this season will pass.
The world will come calling. I want to have answers for them.
Ephesians 5:15 (NLT) 15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.
2 Timothy 3:15-16 (TLV) 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to make you wise, leading to salvation through trusting in Messiah Yeshua. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for restoration, and for training in righteousness,
Jude 25 (KJV) 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. SOURCE
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.