March 30, 2020

mondays and 2020 conversations                John 9: 5 and Ephesians 5: 8

The year 2020 is bringing many new word combinations into our everyday conversations:

    COVID-19 pandemic  

    shelter at home
    self isolation
    lock down America
    social distancing
    numbers testing positive
    numbers lost
    limited medical supplies
    stimulus checks
    20 second hand washing

 empty shelves....especially toilet paper!  I have never had more conversations with others about toilet paper (and the lack thereof) due to the hoarding of fearful people. 

Jesus said, "I am the Light of the World." (John 9:5) The Apostle Paul urged us to "live as Children of the Light."   (Ephesians 5: 8) Our light of faith is especially needed now as we walk through the darkness of this virus. Some elements of light that we can illuminate our own lives and those of others are:

praying (especially for those who need healing and our medical healers)

     sharing  (words, service, material items)

        exercising (a walk outside will lift your spirits & is a great time to pray)

                reading your Bible (then you will have words of comfort to share)

                    joy giving (share a smile and a funny...focus on blessings not problems)


One of my favorite smiles during this virus-war is a cat sitting at the door, eagerly looking to go outside.  Posted above its head is a sign saying DO NOT LET THE CAT OUT NO MATTER WHAT HE TELLS YOU.  On the outside of the door is a post-a-note stating "Open the door.  I have toilet paper."  :)

Jesus told us not to hide our light under a bushel. (Matthew 5: 15)  Let's fire up our God-lamps, we have shining to do,

seeking with you to let our lights shine, susie