This year (2020) has been the year of empty streets. God has reached out to this world in a powerful way through COVID-19. Unfortunately, many of us–even those who profess to be Christians–have overlooked this tremendous opportunity to learn more about Him. Instead, we grumble about our perceived losses of freedom, the need to wear masks, and the inconveniences of being locked down.
The picture above resonated with me. I enjoy the wisdom writings and these verses from the Song of Solomon spoke to me. Is it really true that we might search the empty streets, looking for God, and not find him? This picture resonates with loneliness.
God also told His people, “Come back to me.” He wants us as much as we want Him. But if we turn our backs and push Him away during good times, we might just find Him doing that to us in the bad times.
I’ve been thinking a lot serious thoughts in the past three weeks. I’ve lost several old friends to COVID, but that isn’t why. About three weeks ago I was told that I have an incurable form of liver cancer. I’ll enclosed a brief update from my visit to the cancer clinic this morning.
I haven’t kept up very well with this blog, and I wish I would have done better. But with circumstances the way they are, I’ll probably shut down over winter.
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:6, 7)