Like so many venues, churches and other places of religion have been closed due to Covid-19. That doesn’t mean that faith is out of the equation while the world waits for a new normal.
Now, more than ever, prayers are needed, faith is foremost, and good judgement is crucial to world well-being.
We don’t need a religious building to nurture our spiritual lives, but we do need to remember to nurture every day in every way to ensure our faith is never out of the equation. Happy Sunday.
My scripture reading yesterday was Psalm 80 and within that Psalm was this plea, “Restore us O God; make your face shine upon us that we may be saved.” It was repeated four times referring to the problem of the day. How wonderful that we can make it our prayer today. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV. Happy Saturday.
We once knew the three r’s as reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmatic. Today they stand for rest, relaxation, and renewal.
In bygone days we were admonished to practice the three r’s, and so today, with all that is going on in our world it is prudent to practice the three r’s of this day and age.
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest…” Matthew 11:28
“Be still (relax) and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (parenthesis mine)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” Romans 12:2
If we close our eyes for a moment we are apt to see these new three r’s on the blackboard of our minds and renew ourselves with rest and relaxation.
All over the world people are coping one way or another with Covid-19. Some people have managed to escape it, some have a mild case and others have succumbed to it. The media is top heavy with this news, making life quite uncomfortable in many respects. Today’s hymn is meant to bring some peace of mind. I pray it works for you. Happy Sunday.
The world is in a precarious place right now and we are warned to take all the precautions available to protect ourselves from Covid-19. It is understood pets are also susceptible. This teen and his dog are accepting their responsibility to stay well. Happy Saturday.
This song by Bobby McFerrin won Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 1989 Grammy Awards. It is a wonderful antidote for worry, and a huge pick-me-up when life sometimes gets us down. It always makes me smile. I posted it in 2018 as released by Bob Marley but apparently that is incorrect. Relax and enjoy the experience (again).
In the summer of 1999 I heard the hymn. I the Lord of Sea and Sky. I’m sure I had heard it many times before , but this particular time it touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I had just retired from business and wondered, ‘what next’. It didn’t happen overnight but gradually my life became that of caregiver, prayer giver, Elder, and whatever else God laid on my heart to do. It is 2020 and I am still holding His people in my heart. TYG. Happy Sunday.