The darkness enveloped and a chill met me as I rose from my cozy bed and walked to the bathroom. A gloom settled around me as thoughts of the coronavirus crowded my mind. With determination, I did my morning bathroom chores…brush teeth…get dressed…put on make-up…swish & swipe toilet, sink, mirror…shoes, socks.
The fragrance of coffee met me as I entered the kitchen. How great to have a timer on the coffee machine! I grabbed my cup, filled it. Next, my morning routines…open blinds, empty dishwasher, start diffuser (Citrus Fresh…what a happy start to the day), turn on CD player (remember those?) with the “New Boys” album, He Reigns.
Turning, I noticed sunshine beaming through the kitchen windows. The sun came up again today. Is that a beam of joy entering my heart?
“As we lift up our hands, will you meet us hear? …God of mercy and grace…only you the heavens declare…Holy, holy is our God Almighty…Holy, holy is his name alone…” Jesus.
Peace and joy trickle in my dark heart and mind. I felt the darkness splintering, shattering by HOPE. Jesus still is in control. He still holds me in his hands.
Before ever the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to lasting, thou art God. Psalms 90:2
My God is not surprised or overwhelmed by COVID-19. It is not out of His control. He is still God…He is on his throne, reigning in majesty and strength. I am not out of his care. How did I forget that?
Today, I choose HOPE. I choose the eternal HOPE…I choose Jesus!
Today, what will you choose? Choose hope! Choose Jesus!