Sheltering in Place

I am pretty sure that I am not the only one experiencing just a little bit of cabin fever what with the “sheltering in place” we have been doing.  And I understand and I agree with the reasoning behind it.  Staying home equates to saving lives.  I was joking with someone the other day and said, “I feel like I’m stuck in that Groundhog’s Day movie but I haven’t learned to play the piano yet.”  Later on, I got to thinking about that movie and how Bill Murray’s character started off the movie feeling stuck and wanting to get out of his situation.  After a while, he changed his tune and started learning some new things and making a difference.  And while that was just a goofy movie, there are some lessons we can learn from it.  Who will we be, what will we be, how will we be when it’s over?  We get to decide that each and every day.

Maybe you won’t be able to play the piano, but what other new things will you learn by the time we get back to the “new normal?”  What new skills will you have developed?  What old skills will you have polished and improved upon?

What relationships will you have improved?  Who can you call, who can you reconnect with, who can you reach out to during this time?  What difference can you make between now and the time the “sheltering in place” is over?  This movie will end.  Let’s give it a good, happy, inspirational ending.  I know that we can.  Because who will we be, what will we be, how will we be when it’s over is up to each of us, every single day.  Hang in there…and keep practicing.   #Philippians4:13

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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