Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

This season has been hard and holy.

There are things I don’t want to go back to when we have moved beyond this time. There are things I want to stay the same.

I don’t want to go back to tendencies to take time with friends and family for granted. I don’t want to return to the hurry and pressure I put on myself go here and go there in a rushed amount of time. I don’t want to go back to a relentless pursuit of “more” or a lack awareness of God’s fingerprints and grace over all, because I haven’t slowed down to notice.

I do want to relish in the moments of just being with God, just continuing to learn to be His, regardless of what I am doing or producing. I want to be intentional to slow my pace, to notice, and to pray for others more.

I want to continue to encourage those who may be struggling. I desire to continue to invest more time with my family over checking off a list of “to do’s.” I want to stay with the practice of making my home a space I feel at peace in and can stay for long periods of time.  I want to remain aware of the realization that there are so many things I thought I needed but have discovered I don’t.

You see, this season has been hard and holy. It’s been a time of loss of life, of jobs and money, of expectation. It’s been a season of disappointments. It has also been a season of God’s grace, of holy reminders of what’s important, of God’s love.

I wonder, what is your sense of God’s invitation for you in this season? What do you think He wants you to see?

This is a moment in time like no other, and yet we know that there are times in life that God gives us a different kind of opportunity to see Him at work in the world and in our own hearts. I invite you to take the opportunity during this unique time in history to stop and think about how you would most like God to touch your heart and soul during this time in your life.

Lord, will you help us to see your invitation to us during this season? May we not conform to the patterns of this world, but be renewed in mind and spirit by your love and grace. Lord, will you sustain us, grow us and bring us peace? And, when we are at home, may we truly discover that our home is in you. Help us to come closer to your heart. Amen.

In Christ,