Yesterday I enjoyed another fun Zoom video chat with fellow bloggers. It was an international experience having Robert from the UK and Mercy from Nigeria join me and Lydia from the U.S. We chatted about how life is with the isolating due to the virus. We also shared about what we feel led to blog about during this time.
What I have felt led to focus on during these weeks are posts that encourage and ones that point to Jesus. During times of crisis like a global pandemic, depression, anxiety, worry, despair, loneliness, and feelings of hopelessness can bring us down. In dark times, it is important to me to remember that Jesus is the light. In him there is no darkness at all. He is a light for us in the dark places of life. In John 8 we read what Jesus said:
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
He spoke those words right after self righteous people brought a woman caught in adultery to him asking if she should be stoned. He said- “He who is without sin may cast the first stone.” One by one they dropped their stones and walked away. He then talked with the woman. He told her he did not condemn her and to go and leave her life of sin.
Can you imagine being dragged to be stoned to death only to have Jesus say what he said and not condemn you?
Now think of the struggles during this time. I don’t think any of us have handled it perfectly. We have our inner thoughts some we do not wish to disclose. We have our doubts at this time of uncertainty. Jesus does not condemn us. His desire is to bring light to us in these dark times. He is the light of the world.
So take a breath and remember to cast all of our concerns and anxieties on Jesus because he cares for us.
I want to thank Lydia, Mercy, and Robert for joining me in the chat. I will do another one next Saturday. Please check out their blogs.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.