I don’t know if you agree, but something invisible came and put everything in its place.

Suddenly

Gasoline prices went down, pollution went down, and discretionary time went up. Parents are spending time with their kids as a family; work is no longer a priority, or traveling or social life either.

Suddenly we silently see within ourselves and understand the value of the words “solidarity”, “love”, “strength”, “empathy” and “faith”.

In an instant we realized that we are all in the same boat, rich and poor. The supermarket shelves are empty and the hospitals are full.

Old cars and new cars also, gather dust in the garages, simply because nobody can get out.

Empty streets, less pollution, clean air, and the land also breathes.

Survive

The human returns to his origins, realizing that with or without money, the important thing is to survive.

Health is now the main thing, in spite of wanting to have or possess.

It took six days to establish the social equality that was said to be impossible.

Fear invaded everyone.

We realize the vulnerability of every human being.

Nature is forcing us to clean up the mess made by ourselves.

Surrender

Our overthrown gods:

– Money
– Sports
– Entertainment
– Politics

What the coronavirus is teaching us:

– Our best protection: SPIRITUALITY

– Our best refuge: HOME

– Our best company: FAMILY

– Our real time: TODAY

– Nature’s call: STOP US

– Its message: WAIT, RESPECT

Basics

We are not gods, we are not kings, nor do we have the power of controlling everything.

We are part of a whole, fragile, brittle and vulnerable something.

Part of something that we wanted to dominate and today is telling us:

Stop, breathe, respect.

Go back to the basics, to the essentials, and let the peace of your soul guide you towards what you are: LIGHT.

-Anonymous

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. In him was life and the life was the light of men.”

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

God saw that it was good.

APPLICATION: The world is in crisis. Health care systems are overwhelmed. Hockey rinks serve as temporary morgues. What would have been the script of a B movie just two months ago is now our reality. With the world in isolation now is good time to turn to the Light – Jesus. “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.” Email me at bob.pb.jones@gmail.com to talk.


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Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 40 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring others through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, reading, and ball hockey. I'm a fan of the Esks, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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