Would you ever have thought in a million years we’d be in the situation we find ourselves today? It just goes to show that no matter how much planning, how much technology, how many advancements we’ve made in medicine, there are some things we just can’t control.
Up until March, we’ve enjoyed the best economy we’ve had in years. We could walk into any grocery store, any time of day, and buy any brand and quantity of toilet paper we desired. Hand sanitizer was something we used occasionally. Clorox wipes and Lysol were available in abundance. Within days, COVID-19 took all that away.
So…how are you doing?
I don’t know about you, but this pandemic has given me a lot of time for self-reflection and self-assessment. Some amazing things are happening. Those things I thought were so important? Turns out they’re really not important at all. I’m re-connecting with my wife and family. I’m an introvert, but I now realize the importance of human contact. I don’t take anything for granted. And the most interesting thing? I’m not worried. I’m not scared. I am filled with hope. I believe that hope is found in my relationship with Jesus Christ. I’m confident that no matter what happens, God is in control. He is not surprised by the coronavirus. And you can bet He’s doing great things during it.
Great article by Danielle Bernock at Christianity.com. My favorite quote…”God can use the coronavirus for good because God is good. Contrary to what some are saying, the coronavirus is not the judgment of God for the sin of the world. Because of God’s great love for us, Jesus bore not only the judgment of God for sin but also our sickness and disease.” I highly encourage you to read the full article here.
“Social Distancing” has become part of our vocabulary. While that’s important, let’s not forget “Distance Socializing.” Even though we can’t physically be there for those people in our lives, we certainly have the technology to do the next best thing. Zoom. Facebook. What’s App. And a multitude of others. It’s so important not to isolate ourselves. My little grandniece was born practically the day our governor issued the stay-at-home order. We planned on being at the hospital that day, but obviously that couldn’t happen. However, I can still see her through video chat. My family throughout Southern California is planning on doing some kind of Easter dinner video chat. Not sure what that’s gonna look like, but how cool is it that we can do that? Stay connected!
You can make a difference. The best way to stop thinking about your own troubles is to help someone else. It can be something as simple as giving a roll of toilet paper to your neighbor. Going to the store for an elderly friend. Using your talents and skills to bless someone who needs it.
On that note, I’m here to help. If your business is on a tight budget during this time, or if you need a voice over super fast, I’d like to help you out if I can. Seriously. Whatever I can do to help. We’ll all get through this together!