In this time of uncertainty, I am reminded of the follow scriptures:
“I lift my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10a
None of us likes to be told what we can and can’t do. I like grocery shopping. It is a social adventure for me. I love walking up and down the isles and intentionally greeting folks that I don’t know. And much to the chagrin of some of my kids, I love hugging people. (See blog post: Chance Encounter – Hugs)
But for this moment in time, those things must be set aside. I must “be still” while the world figures out how to behave in the midst of chaos.
My son, my grocery shopper for the moment, made a valid point. Not only are my husband and I at risk due to our age and health problems, so are most of the people who live in our 55+ community. Could my selfish desire to be social cause another family to suffer a tragic loss? That potential is real.
So, I will rest in the knowledge that I am loved and that as much as my heart desires to be with and do for others, at least for now, I need to let my time be spent in physical distancing.