As we ease on into May, what kind of life are we walking into? The life we’ve been in for over a month now has been unexpected and strange, unless you’re a psychic. It’s been one obstacle after another for some. Everyday we wake up to the unknown – what’s going to happen, will there be another wave, will there be new exposures, will there be a death of someone close to me, will I unknowingly be exposed myself while getting essentials?
Did we take for granted that every day was a gift before this? Every day we wake up to the unknown. A pandemic just brought what was already there to light. Sanitizing and basic hygiene go a long way… on a normal day. Now it’s even more so.
Starting in May, many states and communities will begin to open up businesses that were once deemed “not essential” like salons. (Who here needs a hair cut after a month and a half of isolation?) Again, it’s unknown exactly whether opening up the economy at this time will be too soon or not. This could set about a second wave of infections.
No matter the outcome, the flowers we can plant and let grow are those that are FRUITS for the Kingdom of God. How we act, how we react and what we say are expressions to the world of our faith and hope.
We MAY… not know what May will bring, but we do know what is to come.
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.Psalm 130:5
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.Romans 5:3-5
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13