As I sat down to write this post, I looked at the time on my computer. It was 9:11. I guess these days that’s appropriate. My last post was about how JK Rowling had saved civilization (https://www.timkwrites.com/blog/how-j-k-rowling-saved-civilization). And now two short weeks later, it feels as if the end of civilization might be upon us.
Like most people I was surprised by how quickly this all happened. I have to admit to getting caught up in the hype, checking the CDC website daily for the total cases in the US, looking at the world map of coronavirus produced by Johns Hopkins. While I didn’t get involved in the toilet paper fiasco, I do find myself in the grocery store buying two of everything I needed. Just in case it’s not there when I come back.
“Social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have entered our vocabulary. Fear is now a part of our lives. Death approaches for many.
While we must be physically isolated, we need to become closer as communities. Thankfully we have modern technology to help. Churches can livestream services. Schools are teaching over the internet. People are connecting online. We will be able to pull together. When the worst happens, we will be able to lean on each other virtually.
I find myself going back to a Bible verse and finding comfort it.
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
God has a plan and that plan includes us. I know that God’s plan is to get as many of us into heaven as possible. So, while we will go through trials and tribulations here on earth, the day will come when we enter God’s glorious kingdom and bask in love of our Creator.
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