It feels like I woke up and the world went crazy this week. I am in my 60s and I have never in my life seen the reaction to a virus that we are experiencing now with the COVID virus.
My evening classes at the college are canceled for next week. I hope it won’t be for too long. I will find out today if my morning classes at the elementary school will be canceled for the week too. If it is a long term thing, I will be in trouble.
I can understand canceling things in the short term, but I also found out the College World Series is canceled for the year. It does not take place until June- 90 days away. Surely that decision could have waited until May to see if it is warranted at that time.
The panic buying of toilet paper is really strange. People have lost their minds. I am concerned for those who can’t go hoard supplies like the elderly or disabled.
I am glad that Jesus is not panicked. I am glad Jesus stays the same solid rock. Jesus never changes. Now more than ever it is so important for me to keep my focus on Jesus and not the insanity going on around me.
Some passages from the bible that are resonating with me are:
Matthew 7 verse 24 and 25- “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
1 Peter 2 verse 6- “See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
Hebrews 13 verse 8- “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”