In only a few hours my plans for the weekend and next week changed. My classes were canceled for next week. My church is closed for one week, so no worship service Sunday morning. Life has come to a stand still.
In my lifetime, there has only been one time that life seemed to stand still. It was September 11th, 2001. But that had a short duration as the country began to come alive again.
This time it is different. The end is not clearly in sight. Is it only one week or will it stretch out longer? I do not know. However, there are a few things I can do.
There is something I can work on. I can finish my book based on the short story I wrote- Jessica’s Encounter at the Harbor Coffee Shop. It is about a victim of trafficking being freed and having an encounter with someone from the bible times.
There are worship song videos to be enjoyed that help me to be in the presence of Jesus. There are people to pray for.
Last night I bought dinner for two young people who volunteer in my citizenship class. They will be leaving my city to go home and finish their semesters online. It was a wonderful time of getting to know each other and sharing about Jesus. That will be my last social interaction for a week or so. That might drive the extrovert part of me crazy but as an ambivert hopefully the other side will kick in.
Thankfully I can stay connected with people through messaging and social media.
So here we are at a time that life stands still for many of us. What will you do?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.