The old Beatles song lyrics say “Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday. Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hangin’ over me. Oh, yesterday came suddenly”
These words typify the experience of many as they awake in the morning – Perhaps even this very morning for some.
We live in a (Covid-19 Virus) environment, it’s becoming the “new normal” and in this post-pandemic world many are left with fears, questions, and anxiety.
The toll taken on lives by the virus throughout the world medically and economically is enormous but there is a “new virus” that has infected in an even greater measure. The virus of anxiety and worry.
I’ve been challenged over the past few weeks about where my spiritual eyes are focused and where my treasure is. Strange thing you might say to be considering but is it really. You see, it’s so easy for us to get distracted because of the busy and hectic lives we live. Families, Careers, Holidays, Seasons of Sickness and this does not exclude those reading this meditation that are involved in “full time ministries”.
In the dark mornings there is always a sunrise you just have to wait for the clouds to pass. I tell you today that you are only moments from the break of dawn that you have been waiting for. You are closer that your natural senses are telling you and the defeated Satan wants you to believe.
How often do we weep over a lost and dying world? What about some individual, friend or loved one? Does it really bother us? I am afraid that we may only shed a few tears because we are not totally convinced that the world is really lost. We just do not see clearly the lostness of this world. Perhaps we do not understand the exceeding sinfulness of sin!