It is strange times, as I hear the news and see even in my small community, how people have for the most part been staying inside and away from others. Social distance is an act of kindness, in the fight against this common enemy COVD19.
Hopefully this slower pace is bringing some quietness and peace to an otherwise over stimulated life. If you haven’t experienced this stillness I suggest shutting off the T.V. for 15 minutes and meditating on your favorite Scripture.
Pastor Norm from St. Paul, has suggested Psalm 46. Another Scripture, suggested from Melanie Wallschlaeger, is Psalm 23. Her exercise is to re-write this Psalm in your own words, to make it more personal. I found this to be a very rewarding experience.
As we move through this Easter season I have been reading the final days that Jesus spent with His disciples. In John 14:1-14 I find the words Jesus spoke here to be encouraging and instructive to my life right now. V.1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.” My reference Bible says, (Do not….be troubled. Jesus is telling His disciples He is the antidote for a troubled heart.) I love that!
As we approach the cross with Jesus this Easter, may our hearts be prepared for the gift of His love. The sacrifice of Himself, on that cross, for the forgiveness of our sins. Thank you Jesus for loving us that much!