“Look to the LORD and his strength” (1 Chronicles 16:11).
Facebook reminded me that a year ago on this day I was on the shores of Galilee with about twenty people from the Little Church on the Prairie and Lakewoodgrace.
How our world has changed in one year. Although this was only a year away the world of November 2019 feels like a world away and eons ago.
I try to stay positive. There is still much to be thankful for.
- My family and I are healthy and doing well.
- The people of the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace are doing well. There are many congregations struggling, but the Little Church and Lakewoodgrace is still doing well under the circumstances.
But so much has changed. With the Thanksgiving holidays and Christmas right around the corner, many of us will not be spending time with friends and family due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in our community and our country. This continues to be a hard time.
For this reason, it is even more important to start our day with God. More than ever, we need a daily reorientation and recalibration to God’s will and vision for our world. There is too much in our world that can get us down. We need a daily reminder of who we are because of who God is.
So, “Look to the LORD and his strength.”
God can do more with our surrender than we can do with our control.
We are not alone in this world, to make sense of our rapidly changing world on our own. God is with us, always.
You are God’s beloved. You are not alone. God loves you. God wants what is best for you. God knows best what is best for us. Trust in him.