3:16 Devotion March 20, 2020

3:16 Devotion March 20, 2020

At a time when we all need positive thoughts, a friend posted this lovely piece on Facebook.  I thought to share it, considering our need for hope in the face of the expanding COV-19 virus and the imposed quarantine.

“And the people stayed home.  And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.  They listened more deeply.  Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.  Some met their shadows.  And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.  And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to hear.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”  (Kitty O-Meara)

This though made me thing about “Be Still and know that I am God.”  I often struggle with that Be Still part, wanting to take control of the elements of my life.  This “down time” we all have been given allows us to reconnect with that stillness.  I pray we all can take advantage of that blessing in this time of pandemic.  That we might listen more deeply, and prayer more earnestly, knowing that God is in control.

Ruth Johnson