Dear family...stay well

March 30, 2020

 

 

How are you all doing? We hope the answer to that is hopeful and healing. 

 

Yesterday our Pastor shared the poem below during his sermon and we thought we'd share it with you. We hope it provides peace and comfort to you during this time.

 

One day at a time folks, that's all we truly have.

 

Stay safe and stay home. 

“We’ve all been exposed.
Not necessarily to the virus. (Maybe…who even knows?)
We’ve all been exposed BY the virus.

 

Corona is exposing us.
Exposing our weak sides.
Exposing our dark sides.
Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls, hidden by the invisible masks we wear.
Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind.

 

Corona is exposing our addiction to comfort.
Our obsession with control.
Our compulsion to hoard.
Our protection of self.

 

Corona is peeling back our layers.
Tearing down our walls.
Revealing our illusions.
Leveling our best-laid plans.

 

Corona is exposing the gods we worship:
Our health.
Our hurry.
Our sense of security.
Our favorite lies.
Our secret lusts.
Our misplaced trust.

 

Corona is calling everything into question:
What is the church without a building?
What is my worth without an income?
How do we plan without certainty?
How do we love despite risk?

 

Corona is exposing me.
My mindless numbing.
My endless scrolling.
My careless words.
My fragile nerves.

 

We’ve all been exposed.
Our junk laid bare.
Our fears made known.
The band-aid torn.
The masquerade done.

 

So what now? What’s left?
Clean hands.
Clear eyes.
Tender hearts.

 

What Corona reveals, God can heal.

 

Come Lord Jesus,
Have mercy on us.”

 

"Love What Matters" by Sarah Bourns

 

- "Love What Matters" by Sarah Bourns

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