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.