Friday, March 13th, 2020
Hello Friends around the world! Wishing you a beautiful Friday!
“In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat. Morning by morning they gathered it, as much as each needed; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.”
Trusting in God’s faithfulness(?). Since the beginning, humans have doubted the faithfulness of God. Starting in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve did not trust God, they did not follow his instructions. Then, here in Exodus, the Israelites did not trust God to provide for them. They complained and failed to follow His instructions regarding food. They stored up food even though they were instructed not to and it became spoiled and foul. They did not trust that God would continue to provide (food) quail in the evening and frosted flakes in the morning.
Please understand that I am not placing myself or others in the world above the actions of the Israelites. Just in the past few days I’ve seen people displaying actions that speaks volumes of not trusting God regarding the COVID 19. People are emptying shelves of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other disinfectants…hoarding items and making them unavailable for individuals who actually need them. Turning things into a PANIC will in not way help the situation. Listen to the instructions of the medical professionals. The best thing you can do, if possible is limit your interactions with others, most importantly WASH your hands frequently. Avoid body contact and respect personal space. If you feel sick, stay HOME, if you experience symptoms call your doctor or your local health department…DO NOT GO TO A CLINIC OR DOCTORS OFFICE, if you do have the virus you will be putting others at risk. Use common sense! Be proactive and self-isolation or self-quarantine if you think you have the virus or been exposed, this will help to protect yourself and others. STAY CALM. BE RATIONAL. Listen and follow instructions.
• Thank God for three things you have enough of.
• Consider three things you have in abundance and give them away.
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.