Psalm 62:8

March 18th, 2020

O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to God, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8

How many times have you said “if only I had more time.” I say it ALL. THE. TIME.! The truth is, we all have the same amount of time – the difference is how we spend that time.
Now, our baskets have been upset – all our previous schedules have been wiped clean and we’re left with – time!
For some of us, this is a painful reality. It means we’ve lost our jobs and our income.
For others it is a difficult reality – we have bored children and nothing but time.
For still others, there has been much change at all – but the reality of other people’s stress is filling our time.
Perhaps we have been created for such a time as this! Perhaps, River People, we can transform the landscape around us.
Together, we can help meet some of the needs of those whose income has been reduced or taken all together. We can help with the food shelf, with the United Way’s emergency services, with child care so that someone can look for work – there are so many ways we can support those in needs.
Together, we can help families who are struggling with kids at home. The teachers in our community have a wealth of ideas and resources for families – let’s share them! If you’ve got a good idea, share it!
And for all of us, as we worry – remember that we are not walking this road alone. It’s time to lift up our prayers and reach out for help. We’ve got all the time in the world!
Let’s pray:
Gracious God, thank you for the gift of time. Help us to use it wisely. Give us eyes to see opportunities in the midst of our own situations to reach out and help others who are struggling. Use us to go out and transform the landscape around us.
In Jesus Name
Amen.

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