I have to say, living in Wisconsin for several years now, I was always comforted by the fact that everyone here was so friendly. Enter one Coronavirus pandemic and it changes everything. Okay, I understand social distancing, yes, we should do that. But is there no limit to the madness?
Do we really have to be distancing, in the fact that we cannot even look at one another? Or speak to each other? We pass like strangers in the night. Ships off to whatever voyage they must depart to. Are we going to let this sickness strip us of the basic human decency of a smile or a hello? I am pretty sure that Coronavirus cannot jump that far to get you. A smile can travel so far. Speak to a person, while at the grocery store, for heaven’s sake. Stay back 6 feet, but still talk. We are all in this together. It is a sad situation, but there are things we CAN do to make life better for everyone.
Today, I went to the grocery store and was almost in tears because a lady spoke to me. Isn’t that sad? She smiled and said, “no you go ahead”. I talked to her for a moment about how I have been wanting to write about this, non-speaking business, as I am a blogger. I said, people need to take precautions, yes, but we also need to just be nice to each other. I told her I was all over this Coronavirus stuff in Jesus’ name! She agreed and smiled at me and said she thinks I should definitely write the blog.
So it makes me sad. I have joy in the Lord, yes. But the sadness comes when I see what a state our world is in. When people cannot pick up their pizza, grab some groceries, or go to the pharmacy…etc. etc, without even speaking? It hurts my heart to see the state what the world has enveloped into from this fear of the Coronavirus. Oh, and, by the way, fear is a liar.
I do not know how many times the Bible says to fear not. Google just informed me it was 103. I think the mind is satan’s (purposely not capitalized) biggest playground. Fear is crippling. Right now it is crippling our society. Don’t fall for the lies of the enemy. Wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, don’t hug, avoid crowds….yes, okay. But please don’t lose your humanity. Speak to others when you go out. Bless them with a smile. You know when you smile, your eyes light up? So, they will know you are smiling, even in behind the mask. They will feel better and thank you for it and so will I. Find someone to smile at today. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. We have a life to live. There are souls that need to come into the kingdom. How will they hear unless someone speaks? You have a voice, use it, before that gets taken away as well.
God bless everyone reading. I am sprinkling you all with a big smile and love and kindness. Can you see it in my eyes? ❤
Your sister in Christ, Donna Marie
Blessed, holy and wonderful Father,
Please help us all to trust in You. Help us to reach out to people for Your glory. Open our hearts and minds and yes, please help us to open our mouths. In Jesus’ name.
We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens, (Galatians 6:2) so if there are any prayer requests feel free to leave them in the comment section. I would be honored to pray with you. If it is more private you can always contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org I check that every day. Blessings to you all, till we meet again, tomorrow, if the Lord is willing. Peace.
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Fear Is a Liar by Zach Williams
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