Something I keep asking myself lately is “How will life be different after COVID-19?” And “How will I DO life differently when this is all over?” I honestly don’t know. Goodness, there’s so much I don’t know in these strange times.
There’s been a lot of talk about grace recently. When I say “grace” I mean it in the non-Christian context: basically, meaning let’s give each other a break. And let’s give ourselves a break and not beat ourselves up! Some of the more encouraging social media posts involve people saying things like “We are all trying to figure this out,” or “Stop judging people if they are doing things differently than you right now” or… “Give people grace.” These kinds of comments resonate with me the most because I certainly don’t pretend to have all the answers about this mysterious virus and this strange time we are in as a world.
So, grace. That’s how I want to be different when all this is over. I want to give it more freely and share Jesus’ story of grace with people. A lot of people are talking about it right now but they don’t know what it REALLY means. Grace being the gift that is freely given by God so that we can walk with him and know him intimately. Really the best gift anyone can ask for! Jesus probably does that a hundred times (or more!) a day for me. He loves me in spite of my faults and failures. If only I can be that kind of person to every person I encounter.
Darla Schmidt, admin assistant