Three Things I’ve Noticed in Quarantine

For the past month or so, most of us who are not “essential” workers have gotten to know our houses very well. Every phase of our lives is being done differently right now. That includes our spiritual lives. What have you learned about your spiritual life from being in quarantine? In James’ letter, the author leaps right out of the gate by making this statement “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”  Trials, like the one we are presently going through, are used by God to forge and refine our faith. Because of that, we are to find joy in trials. Here are three observations I have made as I’ve looked at the way followers of Jesus have responded to quarantine. 1. The government is not God. A lot of us have looked to the government and its leaders to provide answers, a plan, and support. But we see, regardless of political affiliation, definitive answers are in short supply. Information, untainted by agenda, is hard to come by. The government is not all-knowing, nor is it all-powerful. God supplied his people manna every day. The government is sending $1200. An unprecedented amount of money was spent in a relief bill, but it will not meet the monthly need of most households. The government does not have unlimited resources. A big part of our developing perseverance is being sure we have faith in the right thing. God wants to be the focus of our faith. Also in the first chapter of James, we...

Gain Perspective. Live Well.

Close
loading...