The Queensland premier opened our interstate borders one week prior to Christmas and we have gone from a handful of covid cases to nearly 200,000 cases in less than a month.
There are chronically ill and immune compromised folk who are opting for self-imposed isolation because they do not feel safe out in the community. On the other hand there are some people holding “Omicron parties” so they can catch it and spread it in order to aid “herd immunity. “
I am not stating an opinion on these issues. They merely provide the backdrop to this post!
Across the world people are suffering in various degrees from “covid fatigue”, and they are each trying to deal with it in different ways.
How do I, as a believer, and how do we, as the body of Christ, respond with love and care to those around us in this crazy covid world? How do we maintain a balance between protection and connection?
These are rhetorical questions to which I don’t know the answers!
What I do know is a lot of people in my circle of family, friends, and acquaintances are mentally, physically, emotionally, or (dare I say it), spiritually tired. Myself included.
They say if the plane is going down you should tend to your own oxygen first before you attempt to help others.
So to the tired ones I encourage you to take yourself away even for five minutes, and spend time in communion with the Lord, because He cares for you.
Jesus is our example. He would regularly spend time in communion with His Father away from all the demands on His attention. Let’s do the same and let Him refresh our souls.