Through these uncertain times it is easy to be discouraged and frightened by the change in the world. It is easy to switch on the news, read articles and hear on the radio information which is scary and gives a feeling of unease. The last few times I went to a supermarket, a lot of the shelves have been empty. At work we are planning our business continuity plans and scheduling people to work from home. At church we have issued advice for the elderly members and introduced other precautions. Every day brings about new updates.
A favourite bible passage of mine sums up my recent thoughts:
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”, whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)
Do we know what is to come? No. Will we all be able to protect ourselves from the virus? I don’t know. Whatever happens will happen – everyone is doing what they can in this time of need. Stay safe everyone.