We are currently “physically distanced” as a family – partly to protect Ariel who is at higher risk with the current virus effecting our world.
The interruption to our normal life is taking some adjusting, but we were really challenged by hearing a quote from CS Lewis today (on the Bridgetown Church website);
“How you respond to an interruption is who you actually are”
So we are working on how to reflect our kind and calm God in our responses to the big “interruption” of not attending school, work or shops; and the smaller constant “interruptions” of 4 kids schooling at home for now.
Our life has been slowed down, and we were challenged by that same website to refine any unhelpful habits of “hurrying” and use the extra time we’ve been given to slow down and love.
“But I will trust in you, LORD;
I say, “You are my God”
My times are in your hands”
“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by day.” C S Lewis
For those who pray:
- For Ariel’s mum who is still in Sydney and is vulnerable. Ariel had to cancel the flight he had booked to visit her on her birthday next week, which is a heartache for all
- For Ariel’s health to remain strong
- For calm and wisdom as a family
- Thank God for creative friends who have injected fun into our life with photo competitions and regular contact
- Thank God for our empathetic carers who are still travelling to our home, helping with shopping & washing their hands militantly
- Thank God for our hope in Jesus who saves and gives us hope and peace