June 17, 2024

The Church Mouse: Reflecting

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.” (Romans 12:10)

As this year ends I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year. 
In some ways it could be said that it was a bad year. But just as easily it could also be said that it was a good year. Every year we could say this depending on our circumstances we are facing each year. 

However, we could say the Pandemic made this year bad or maybe it was a health issue or a death, that causes us to react this way. 

We often fail to realize that God is there with us each step we take. We usually think we are alone.  Since the pandemic hit we find ourselves feeling more alone than ever, due to the quarantine mandates. This feeling causes us to feel overwhelmed and lonely. It is times like this, when we must trust God and rely on our faith more than ever before. I know that is easier said than done. But with prayer and reading the Bible more can ease our minds

I will leave you with one final thing this as we end this holiday season. We have had a very rough time during the last two years making it through the pandemic. But we are survivors and we will get through this, it can only make us stronger. 

A friend of mine posted this reading this week, from Amy Weatherly: “You’re going to come in contact with an awful lot of people who are at their absolute breaking point this week. Friends, family, co-workers, teachers, strangers in the grocery store, retail workers. While it may have been the merriest time of the year for some, it may be the saddest, most stressful, loneliest, most heartbreaking for others. We’re all busy. But we’re not too busy to be kind, caring and patient. Remember the best thing you can give someone this season is love.”
This is what Jesus ask us to do, when he told us to love one another as ourselves.