Nowadays folks seem to be concentrating on what they’ve lost in the past few weeks. The old adage that we’re all in the same boat isn’t true. This pandemic has hit most of us in the pocketbook and it’s shown up as stress in many of our lives, but it’s hasn’t affected us all the same. There have been events that we never dreamed could happen. Many of us are working from home for the first time- that takes some getting used to, doesn’t it? We also have gone to having worship services together – alone, and that statement actually make sense! We may wear masks in public places and we no longer stick our hands out in greetings. Yes, the norms will no longer be the same, but at times like these, we need to think of blessings to count. Can you turn good from bad?
How I love that song- “Count Your Many Blessings – name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done!” While the world may gloat that the church buildings are closed, how wonderful it has been to see so many Christians sharing their worship services online. While it’s so hard on many children to have schools canceled, but what an opportunity for parents to step up and be involved in teaching and training their children. Yes, the Bible is back in schools – homeschools! I’m even thankful that we’ve been quarantined at home and I’ve had the honor of cooking more often – we’ve gotten the chance to clean out the freezer! We’ve had some very interesting meals! (Our favorite right now are frozen waffles and bacon!).
You see, it all depends on how you look at things. Honestly, it all depends on how HARD you WANT to look for the positive. It’s there, you just have to turn the negative into a positive by counting your blessings. Yes, we’ve lost some things, but we’ve also gained blessings from this pandemic. God is in control. We are simply blessed. Courtney