Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6: 19-21, 33 (NIV)
Another day, another week, another month, and so on.
Is it Coronavirus, or COVID 19? Or just virus.
And I wonder what you find yourself doing these days under the blanket of the virus. Have you thought about what you might be doing absent its presence in our lives?
Some of you may have made a list of all the things you were doing before and planned to do, which are no longer on the table.
At least a mental list.
I’ll bet a list like that would be a long one for many of us.
Do you miss doing any of those things?
How important do those things seem to be now in the scheme of what seems important to you today?
When things get back to normal—whatever “normal” will look like—and you can do those things again, will you?
What is important? Really important.
Family time. Time with friends. Walks. Date night. Golf. How about essentials and basics like—milk and cookies, aerosol cleaning sprays, toilet paper, and sports on television.
How about “time.” Do you remember yesterday and what you did?
Funny, but have you noticed that “time” doesn’t recycle. One time around for the gift of any given second, minute, hour, day or moment. That’s eye-opening if you stop to think about it for a minute (or for any other period of “non-recyclable” time it takes you to think about it).
Can you imagine if we could redo the “time” we’ve used up? And maybe changed what happened, or what we did yesterday?
So what are we doing with that precious commodity of “time” now?
Many of us have been given a period of “time” under this blanket of a Coronavirus where we don’t have to perform. At least we can’t perform as usual.
Are we learning anything, in that period of “time”, about what really is important? Are we learning anything which might help us in the future as to how to spend our “non-recyclable” allocation of “time”?
How about taking an inventory of what is important?
Before this COVID 19, were we satisfied? Fulfilled? At peace? Did we have a sense of joy in our hearts, minds, and days?
What do you suppose we could take away from our journey under the cloud of this Coronavirus pandemic that will move us closer to the life we were created to live?
For tomorrow and the rest of our days.
That might be worth spending some of the gift of our “time” to think about.
In His Name–Scott