Time Magazine always has a “Person of the Year” that is featured on its final cover every year. Occasionally, the Editorial Board will deviate and will put a group of people in this coveted place, or, even more rarely, a thing might get the honors. I am confident that, for 2020, we will see the COVID-19 Virus take the prize.
Certainly this Virus has upended everything we have known as “normal.” Some people are looking forward to getting back to “normal,” but let us pray that we do not! We have had an opportunity to re-evaluate every aspect of our lives because of the Virus, and as Society looks at Re-opening, we have the blessing of Starting Over and the gift of a Second Chance.
· Please continue to pray for: Medical Personnel; National, State, Local, and Church Leaders; People who have lost jobs or who have been furloughed; Parents and Teachers who are working together to teach children at home; Those who live in unsafe homes; Those who live alone; Those who are hospitalized alone.
Ps. 91:15; Is. 58:9, 65:24; Lk. 11:9; Jn. 15:7; Acts 1:14
· Take some time to look at your life. We know God is doing mighty things and moving in mighty ways around the world because of this Pandemic. But guess what? God is speaking to you personally too! Think about what He might be doing and saying to you right now:
o Who were you BEFORE the Pandemic?
o What were you involved with? What was most important to you? What took up your time?
o What filled your time during the “Stay At Home” Order?
o What did you learn about yourself during the Quarantine Weeks?
o What surprised you about yourself during those weeks?
o What do you want to keep with you as you come out of the Quarantine?
o Who do you want to be going forward?
o What did you learn about God during these weeks?
o Because of all of the above, what might He be telling you?
Lam. 3:40; Mt. 7:5; Ro. 6:11, 8:11; 1 Cor. 11:28; 2 Cor. 13:5; Gal. 2:20, 5:24; Eph. 1:18-23 Col. 3:1-4; 1 Pe. 2:24