WHAT TO DO

  • Listen to your favorite worship song.
  • Read the Biblical Text and Thoughts
  • Sit in silence and Meditate on the words
  • Journal what you hear from the Holy Spirit
  • Read the prayer and add to it as the Holy Spirit Leads

BIBLICAL TEXT

Psalm 16:1–2 (The Message)

1Keep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you. 

2I say to God, “Be my Lord!” Without you, nothing makes sense.

Psalm 16:5 (The Message)

5My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice!

THOUGHTS

I am writing this on March 21 so I can post it on the website and send it out via snail mail.  

I walked the short distance to the building where we normally gather and worship.  It was a bit surreal.  While it looks the same it felt like an empty cavern.  It was hollow, cold (temperature is turned down to 55) and empty.  My ritual is to venture across the parking lot each day to “check” on the building.  It is a safety thing that I make the walk.

As I was spending time in the Psalms during the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 virus, it struck me that our cry today is the same as that of David many many years ago – Keep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you.

While the distance, not created by our choice, is from other humans; we do not have to be far from God.  Have we really ran to Him and said – Be my Lord, without you, nothing makes sense.  What a profound statement.

This COVID-19 does not make any sense.  It has disrupted life as we know it, and we have no human solution.  How can something we do not see cause so much angst?

I wish I had the human answer, but I do not.  However, our answer is found in our faith -In the person of Jesus Christ – and by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Let me close by saying – run for dear life to the Lord.

PRAYER

Lord – the endow this virus is not near.  Each day our anxiety increases due to our human nature.  As David said in the Psalm – nothing makes sense if we do not choose to know the Lord.  We humble ourselves before you.  You are my choice and I am your choice.  AMEN.

Another in the Fire – Hillsong United