Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
I CAN NOT TOUCH YOU ~
Even thought we know there is a time to be born and a time to die, it's still hard when death comes. You hear reports of people who die alone because family can not go into hospitals or care homes. It's heart breaking. Not everyone is dying from the virus, but natural causes as well. I recently got a call from a friend and her aunt died. I would go with her to visit her and for the past month, nobody could go into care home. I'm not sure I can mention her name so I won't. She became a aunt to me as well. I know without a doubt that she loved me and I loved her very much. Saying goodbye without seeing a person is hard. It is time to bring memories into play and smile that she is no longer in a care home, but with Jesus. There is a time to mourn and this is the time for her. I already miss seeing her and her voice of happy when we would visit.
I CAN NOT TOUCH YOU ~
It wasn't suppose to be like this or was it?
God, we miss the human touch in hugs and visiting others. We agree largely that this virus will end and new beginnings can happen. Help those who mourn tonight and miss their loved ones. Help those in hospitals and feel alone. Help people who loved ones pass away and they can't go visit them. It's so terribly hard. Help the doctor and nurses from being tired, plus keep them healthy. We don't know when this virus will end and the world can get back to some type of normal. We trust you God, we trust you! Please let people rest today knowing you are in control no matter what things look like.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I'm not sure what you need, but God knows. Trust the process that we are one day closer to this shelter in place ending. Stir up hope today and joy in your soul. Purpose recalling good things and knowing God is able.