Lives come with opportunities. We walk along our path, come to a fork and we must choose. Like Robert Frost do we choose the road less taken, or do we travel on the beaten path? When we come to doors, do we open 1, 2, or 3 or are they slammed in our faces and we must wait in the hallway for another door, or find the open window?
COVID-19 is a nuisance or an opportunity. What are you doing with your time? Have you ever considered that this slower pace may be God beckoning you: “Come spend time with me. Get to know me better.” Amos 4 talks about difficulties God sent to the nation of Israel so that they would come and return to Him. They did not. Will you?
It has been my prayer that this time of inconvenience, of fear, or of unrest will have a positive effect. I pray that the Spirit will move and make this crisis an opportunity to take time out from the chaos of too busy schedules and return to deeper time with God. We are stuck in our houses. Events are cancelled. Stores are closed. God has given us the time, and he desires to be our friend and spend time with each of us. You have an opportunity. Which path will you take?
“Now that the Lord your God has given them rest as he promised, return to your homes in the land that the Lord gave you.” (Joshua 22:4) “The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.” (Psalm 37:39).