We are being asked to be "socially distant" from other people, but what they are telling us is to be physically distant from other people. That does not mean we are to be spiritually distant from people. At this time of anxiety, we need to be spiritually close to each other.
As the weekend approaches and many places of worship have closed doors I would encourage all of us to take advantage of social media, several area churches are either putting their services on the internet or TV. Remember your neighbors and friends (enemies too) give them a call or an internet message to be closer together spiritually. Remember God is always spiritually present "I will never leave you, or forsake you" Hebrews 13:5.
As this health care crisis continues we may feel overwhelmed by the stress caused by isolation. Sometimes we can't even breathe, we feel like this all will suffocate us. We need something to hold onto that is stable and lasting. We can't turn to our friends to hold our hands physically with social distancing. So where can we turn? Who can hold our hand when the whole world seems to be far away? Isaiah 41:13 tells us, " For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right h and. Saying to you FEAR NOT, I will help you."
Our circumstances may not change but He will hold our hand and walk through anything with us. We can get through any situation with some hand holding.
At Ava Family Funeral Home we have been here for you when you needed us at some of your most stressful times. At this time when we are practicing social distancing, it is easy to feel that you are alone, to be lonely.
However, when we can't be physically present there is one who is always by your side. God says, "I will never leave you or forsake you… The Lord is my helper will not fear" Hebrews 11:5. That sounds like He is there are bad times as well as good times, in sorrow and joy, in crisis and calm if we just let Him be by our side.