God will bring the fast to you

God will bring the fast to you…

Last Saturday, when I was talking to Reid, I told him that we had no internet or cell phone service. He replied, “God will bring the fast to you.” He said that he had read it somewhere. I thought to myself how appropriate that quote was with the events that are unfolding. 

This past Sunday, the Third Sunday of Lent, the gospel reading was about Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Something that struck me was that Jesus and this woman were all alone. She was alone with Jesus, and he told her some pretty cool stuff. He told her he was the Messiah, and she believed him! She couldn’t hold it in. She had to run to town and tell her friends, and then they went to see Jesus, and believed for themselves. 

Time alone with Jesus…

I have a feeling we are all going to have some extra time on our hands. Maybe we could take that time and spend it with Jesus. We could spend it in prayer, scripture reading, reading other spiritual works, helping others in need… the possibilities are endless. 

Realization…

Something that has jumped out at me during this past week is how much time I spend with entertainment. It is amazing to me to see how much time (and money) our society spends entertaining itself. 

Love by distance…

“You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt 22:37-39)

In this time, the way that we can show love to our neighbor is by keeping our distance. The health authorities are referring to it as “Social Distancing”. For the love of our neighbors, we need to stay away from one another as much as possible. 

One thing is certain. We will not be living life as usual. Business and life will not be the same. 

God will bring the fast to you…

About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor
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