It’s amazing how difficulty directs our perspective. Our priorities are so distorted that it takes a very serious virus to make us do what we should have been doing all along. I should probably clarify what I don’t mean by that.
We should not have been buying hundreds of dollars in toilet paper all this time. I work with mostly women. They were in high panic mode that we might not have toilet paper this past Monday. The toilet paper hoarders about sent my office into a breakdown.
Now that I have clarified that…
We should have slowed down enough to spend quality time with our families. It has been nice this week not having to pick up kids from various events and not having to attend my own usual meetings. I simply work then come home. We eat together. We don’t have to rush through the evening rituals. It’s a beautiful thing!
God has been trying to get our attention for a long time. He kept saying, “Be still.” Each time, He got louder. Then it took a disaster to get our attention. Still, there are many who are getting out in the large crowds and disregarding the warnings. For those of us who are trying to slow down the spread of this, it has altered life. But, it has been refreshing.
Slow down. Take in the fresh air. Listen to the breeze and the silence. Look around at God’s creation. Let this time bring you to the place where you need to be. When the dust settles, may these lead to proper priorities that stick. Our overall health will benefit.