COVID*19 a term most of us had not heard until a few weeks ago is now forefront on every news media outlet, every state, community and neighborhood. It is no different in North East Alabama.
My husband and I are about three and a half hours away from Atlanta, however we are blessed that we live in a relatively rural area. Covid*19 has indeed reached our community with even the local grocery stores and Walmart limiting how many people can be in their establishments. As usual Mike is my rock and caregiver. What many people don’t know is that I have Diabetes type 1. Which puts me at a greater risk of bad complications should I become ill with this virus.
With very few exceptions he has done the shopping and errand running for us. I am trying to not venture out unless absolutely necessary for doctors visits and the like.
Like so many others, I have a difficult time sitting idly by and doing nothing. For Christians around the world, put your armor on, its time to fight. My small part to help ease the loneliness and fear in others is to make cards for our local Nursing and Rehabilitation facility. I suggest you reach out in your community and see if there is a need where you live.
So far I’ve made an astonishing 90 cards with the goal of finishing 140 of them in the next week.
Mark 4:35-41 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
My dear cousin, Bill preached on these verses yesterday. Please note Bill is a quintessential country boy. The video is passionate. Jesus was where he was supposed to be. While his friends were completely freaking out, he took a nap. When things started to get worse and their fears could only be squashed by Jesus and his words that commanded calm in the middle of this mess.
Just like the storm faced by these precious people in the bible, the truth holds true now in this day of self quarantine still holds truth Depend upon him in this storm, he will provide. In his time, in his will. Remember death is not the final curtain. Jesus love to welcome us home to eternity is just the beginning.
I apologise for some of these images being sideways or upside down, it is a problem with my website provider and I was unable to fix the issue.
I hope you will enjoy these photos of the cards I have been making. I pray with each one made for those who will receive them. I pray for you that you will receive the truth of God’s Love. His love is absolute and it is enough. Stamp happy and be a blessing, until next time!