Everything Happens For A Reason

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”- Hebrews 6:10

During the last few weeks, we have witnessed unbelievable events that have never been experienced before. Many are ill, and the death rate increases by the hour. The majority of us have been impacted in some way. Many are working from home, children around the world are no longer in the classrooms and many have lost jobs. Those of us who are battling autoimmune disorders and other chronic illnesses, now find it difficult to receive routine treatment and medication. Previously a country filled with an over abundance of resources is now struggling to produce basic necessities for our families. Often, I say, “Everything happens for a reason.” But what could be the reason for this crisis?

I am a firm believer that God is always in control and to never question his plan. Look for the good as there is always a purpose. As I look for the good in this terrible situation, I find neighbors coming together and taking care of each other. Neighbors are reaching out to the elderly, expectant mothers as well as those battling cancer and autoimmune disorders to run errands and shop on their behalf. Mothers are creating games for children while still respecting the social distancing requirements. Also, neighbors are sharing food and other scarce resources.

Was all of this goodwill possible prior to these times of uncertainty? Perhaps, there was no time due to busy schedules (often overbooked)…myself included. These days of social distancing have given us an opportunity to reflect on 2 P’s….Priorities and Purpose. Life as we know it has changed in an instant, and our priorities must change as well. God created us to help others. The opportunity to serve in some capacity is always available.

Although we are required to maintain our social distance, many of our communities are becoming more tight knit. In some communities, neighbors who where previously strangers are now meeting for afternoon exercise sessions. In others, neighbors are offering free services to the elderly. Again, God always has a purpose, and his plans are always perfect. As life changes abruptly, we must continue to focus on our priorities and our purpose to serve.

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