As I look at this photo it takes me back to one of my favorite spots to visit, where I could once sit and look out at the lake. However, the landscape of the shoreline has been drastically changing right before our eyes. We now have a new bench placed on higher ground where it can’t be as easily washed away as the lake water flood.
As I continue waiting for the all clear from our government officials, which will then allow us to go back to our favorite areas without penalty, I can’t help but think about the very first time when a people were called to shelter in place, without being able to venture outside even once.
Some Christians may think that if we stay away from church, or from one another, it means that we don’t have faith. But look what God did with Noah and his family. He had Noah build an ark to shelter him and his family, for though it rained for forty days and forty nights, the whole duration of the water would be about one hundred and fifty days. God didn’t leave them with the other people out in the flood waters, He provided them with a safe place to wait out the crisis. He also told Noah to take food for him and also to feed the animals.
Our God is merciful and He does expect us to be sensible, but there is also a big price to pay for when we are disobedient. While Noah was being rewarded for His righteousness to God, for others, there was the price to pay for unrighteousness.
With this COVID19 global crisis, as difficult as it is to do, we should also heed the warnings given to help keep physically and mentally healthy, so that we may live to see yet another day.
For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Psalm 61:3-4
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