Day 2 – Holy Land Tour

Today is DAY 2 (May 4).
Two pictures stood out for me.
First, the path through the mountains, and seeing only a little way.
Not knowing how long this path will go, how long this desert will last.
In this COVID-19 desert path, we have no idea what the future holds.
But what shall we do, how will it help to worry or complain?
We just have to keep going on the path before us, trusting in God to be there.
Second, the shade provided for each day.
Somewhere, somehow, each day God provides just enough shade.
A gift, a call, a visit, a breakthrough, an insight, a friend…
Even something as small as a flower, or a bird song, or a cool breeze.
God does not give us a feast, but neither does He let us starve.
He gives us just enough – manna – for each day.
I can’t get myself out of this desert (self-reliance).
But I can choose to keep walking forward by faith.
And I can choose to look for the broom trees, the little gifts of shade.
Today, my shade experience was a refreshing, encouraging walk.
And the tulips blooming at our front window.
They brightened my soul.
How about for you, did you experience His shade today?

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Day 1 – Holy Land Tour

Today is DAY 1 (May 3).
How appropriate this video message seemed. We are in a desert of sorts… we do not have control, we are not where we want to be, our situation is unpredictable, and we are learning what it means to rely on God. I like how he invited us along at the end, not to just watch them on their trek, but to walk through our own desert, and to learn that God makes the way through the desert possible. We will get to the other side of this.

I am finding for myself the difficulties in this (coronavirus) desert so far include:

  1. The fogginess of my mind and my struggle for energy, motivation and direction.
  2. How drained I am when I talk on the phone, or participate in ZOOM calls, or even sidewalk conversations.
  3. Just wanting to hug my family.

What about for you?