It is time to write again. I know I haven’t been writing much lately. Almost like I have hidden myself away as I allowed God’s wonderful, compassionate love to flow through my vessels. This while I learned more about His grace, mercy and love. His peace reigns at all times within me. Some days more than others. Yet His goodness never fails. As I reflect over the last months, I think wow – what an awesome God I serve. What an amazing God I serve. One full of compassion, one full of love, one full of grace, one that answer prayers, one that makes a way where there seems to be no way. Praise God. Hallelujah.
So much has happened over the period of lock-down. Some interesting experiences. In a way I feel like I have been in exile. And yet God has blessed me with an abundant peace like never before. Not going to church over the last months has been strange. It is something I’ve always done for many years and than suddenly no church. How have others coped without going to church? Did you find it easier? Did you find it more challenging to find quiet time with God?
I think I experienced it in both ways I think. There were days where I was easily able to draw into the Lord’s presence and be able to worship Him and glorify His holy name. Then there were days where I felt God was distant. My peace disturbed. My peace taken away. My other half helping me to embrace God by doing Holy Communion together on a daily basis has brought us closer together but also closer to the Lord. Knowing that the Lord’s presence is always near. All we need to do is call on His name and I know that He will be our help in troubling and peaceful times.
God is good. I believe God has given us all the time to rest and to charge up our batteries for what is to come. Isolation has driven some to question their own beliefs and values. Some during this time became Christians because they had no-one to turn to except for the Lord. Others might have been driven further away from the Lord.
What have you learned from your experience during lock-down?