Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sheltered in Him

My role during the COVID-19 crisis has been to shelter at home. This photo made me smile because the lens effects show light shining on my front door!  I appreciate small affirmations that I'm making the right decision for me as I stick close to home.  

What a challenge to find and hold to the path God has for each of us during this time. Those called to shelter need to be patient in the midst of the discipline of forgoing life as they've been used to living it, and those called to be out and in the world need courage as they face the stresses of possible exposure. We all need patience and understanding as we respect one another's differing assignments.

 I think of and pray for those who are caring for a loved one at home, for those who have loved ones in nursing homes, for those of us called to stay sheltered, and those who must be out and about each day. Thank You Lord, for Your presence with us all.

Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.