Life can be frustrating. And that’s putting it mildly. But there are at least three lessons we can learn from our reopening delay.
1st – God’s timing is often different than ours. There are probably a lot of profound reasons why, but one of them is His desire for us to trust in Him. God wants our obedience. And God wants our affections. But at the top of his list might be, “God wants us to trust Him.” Because when we trust Him, we are proving to Him that we believe He loves us and He is capable of taking care of us.
2nd – We can actively love others by lying down our rights and desires. Most people are healthy, and most of those with covid suffer only minor symptoms. But not everyone. Some of us have older family members, special needs children and friends or co-workers with pre-existing conditions that make them more vulnerable to the virus. Laying down our rights and desires to help keep them safe is an act of love.
3rd – We can’t rely solely on Sunday church to feed ourselves spiritually. If you knew someone who only ate food once a week, you would think something like, “That’s not good.” The same is true for our spiritual nourishment. Don’t get me wrong, fellowship is hugely important, and vitally necessary. But so is the need to become “self-feeders.” So dig into God’s Word and enjoy some time with Him, until we are able to enjoy our time together again.