Are You Having Doubts?
I am afraid this post may be a bit of a ramble. But, if you know me and my writing at all, it should all pull together. I think better in a ramble. So let’s give it a go, shall we?
Join the club!
What club, might you ask! The one where membership is achieved by asking, “Is this ever going to end?” THAT club.
Let me preface my thoughts with this paramount truth. I am empathetic with those who have suffered loss during this China virus – I am terribly sorry for any type of suffering you have gone through.
But, I have just about had it. I’m not feeling bad for myself but I am feeling it for my grandkids and yours. Covid19 has changed everything.
The faithfulness of my God has not changed. God is not taken by surprise over any of this. He not only saw it coming, He knew it was coming.
Yet, our struggles are real. A child who does not learn well virtually. Children who are now home without any adult supervision. The ones who are home and in abusive situations – what are the answers to all of these situations?
The Other Day
I saw a post on a school teacher’s FB and he was looking for book sponsors. He will be teaching virtually and decided each month to gift his elementary students with a new book. Because of book fairs and other programs, he is able to give each of his students a new book each month for the cost of approximately $25. My friend was looking for sponsors. I jumped and so did many others. Finally, I felt a strong sense of “doing something.”
What else is possible?
So, I’ve been thinking, “What else can regular people do?” And, came up with a very short list – if you have ideas, perhaps, we can make a longer list and share on social media. IF we get a good thing going, I will make a printable and we can share with others.
- Volunteer at our open libraries.
- Help your neighbor by (perhaps) sitting with small kids while they (try to) learn online.
- Perhaps, a working neighbor would hire you as a full time proctor for their learn-at-home children.
- Bake or cook for families who are being heavily impacted by this inconvenience.
- IF your local school is open? Volunteer.
- Are you especially gifted in a subject? Volunteer or hire out as a tutor.
- $upport programs such as the book-giving I mentioned above.
- Get involved with something worthwhile.
- Nursing homes are probably great sources of need.
- Lead a local, public prayer gathering.
Get focused on something else
I have a niece, with two children under 2 – the quarantine rattled her and became a great source of anxiety and fear. She turned that energy into a positive and got involved with a local effort to end human/child trafficking. Her group held a walk in downtown Charlotte to bring public attention to a child-trafficking pandemic. My niece is becoming a knowledgeable voice to end this vicious world-wide travesty.
And, we must remember
And, do our very best to not walk in fear. There are 365 references of “do not fear” in God’s Word – one for each day. Let us look them up, write them down, plaster our refrigerators with index cards!
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3.3
Your turn – ideas?
Share your ideas in the comments and LET’S DO SOMETHING!
One More Thing
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