I have to admit, this whole social distancing thing is really starting to get old. It seems like its been YEARS since we were able to connect with friends face-to-face or meet as a church family in the Sanctuary space.
Somehow in the waiting, the longing for these events to take place, I’ve become consumed with the day-to-day tasks. All the ‘little things’ I put off for so long. Cleaning out a hallway closet, scrubbing baseboards… trivial, unimportant tasks that now seem significant. These tasks have also taken precedence over my time with the Lord. I open my Bible only to become completely distracted by the floor that ‘needs’ to be vacuumed. I have had to rethink what my new normal looks like and where in that busyness connecting with God takes place.
I encourage you to carve out time in your day to visit with the Lord. One-on-one, uninterrupted time to question him, thank him, praise him, devote yourself to him. I’ve spent too much time worrying. Worry for my family, my friends, our country. Unproductive time consumed by the exact thing God says I need to leave at his feet.
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
So today, and every day, I choose to leave the worries for God to figure out. I will relinquish my worry allowing the Lord to completely take over the things I cannot control or see. My prayer for you is that you are able to do the same and find intentional connection with the Lord while we wait, in excited anticipation of reunions to come.
Julie Andrews, children’s ministry director