We’re In This Together
Oh my goodness, where do I start?
I’ve been missing so many things. My family, my church, bible studies. The list goes on and on. Like all of you, I’m sure. But I know…
we’re in this together.
I have been experiencing such mixed emotions. Sometimes hopeful, because I know that this does have an end. Sometimes feeling more like “a children of Israel” because I want my own way and can’t have it, and I would really, really like to throw a spiritual fit. Sometimes just angry about the whole mess. Sometimes laughing at the stupid, silly videos and memes about it on Facebook, and sometimes crying because I keep hearing Karen Carpenter in my mind singing, “It’s Only Just Begun.”
We’re in this together.
I woke this morning with a song in my head. I’m not going to say in my heart, because I’m really not sure it is there. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” But it is in my head and I have determined to sing it.
"We're one day closer to the Kingdom That makes everyday a little better than the day before We're one day closer to the Kingdom We're one day closer to the shore. Sometimes I feel like I can't take another step And I want to stop and rest just a little while But something down in my heart makes me want to keep on walking And I'm one day closer every mile."
When I googled the lyrics to check and see if I had them right, I found there is another verse I never knew about…
“Just thinking that my Lord could come any day now Gives me all the strength I need to carry on And if He doesn’t come today, it just might be tomorrow So I’ll lift my head up and sing this song.”
This surely gives me hope.
Jesus told us in Matthew 24 about all the things that will take place on this earth before the end of the world. He was careful to warn us that “these are just the beginning of sorrows.”
It is important to remember that we are not alone. Joshua 1 tells us that we do not need to fear and we are not alone. God is always with us.
We’re in this together.
How are you handling all of this? What are you finding helpful in getting you through? What has hindered you? What has given you hope? How do you see what is happening in the natural tying in to the spiritual? You may leave comments below. I would love to hear what’s on your mind. After all…