Be renewed in the spirit of your mind…
The Bible tells us that we need to be renewed in the Spirit. Indeed, the Christian faith is all about renewal, rebirth, and new life. However, there are times I lose sight of this perspective. Life becomes ordinary, and I stop looking for the in-breaking of God’s Kingdom.
Today the Corona Virus is bringing about a new reality. It is causing a lot of troubles and real tragedy, but the virus is also forcing us to have a new perspective. I know I am seeing everything a little bit differently. First of all, I am reminded of how little control I really have. Just a couple weeks ago, I was certain about almost everything in my life. Now I am surrounded by uncertainty. There are people being furloughed or laid off. I know people who are sick, and there are others who are feeling the real danger of this virus. It’s like everything changed in an instant.
As difficult as this entire situation is, the virus has also shown me the importance of love. I am so grateful for the blessings I have in my family, and I really value the time I have been able to spend reaching out to the people I care about. It is certainly not a time that I would ever wish for, but it has caused me to take a deeper look at everything.
Today I hope you all can take a bit of time to take a fresh look at your life. Our world may be flipped upside down, but God is present… I hope you can all open your hearts to the new work that God is doing!