Now, most of our world has been asked to utilize our home settings to do work and school, also worship and prayer and community meetings. If you have not already had seasons like this – the time is now for the various people that live in our home.
What can we do? Looking at history offers an answer…
In the Book of Isaiah we see God’s steadfast love recommending and declaring what home will be for His people. Three key adjectives are used: peaceful, secure and quiet.
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,
in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18
This literal description is hopeful and helpful when we wonder, “Where is God in all of this suffering from the COVID19?
In these days, just like in the days of the Prophet Isaiah, we too may see God caring for His people who are undeservedly suffering. We are reminded in whom we may find “HOME;” in Yahweh, our ever-present God who reigns.
As we learn or relearn the loveliness of our dwelling place called, home — embracing this metaphysically, we remember it is Our Most High God whom we turn for peace, security and quiet within the depth of our souls as everything around us is changing. We want so much to be of help to those suffering. Restoring us, He will gather His precious ones in His Arms, whether Chinese, Italian, American, Korean or Brazilian; all over the world, we cry together for Our God to carry us through, together. Kindness will rise, sacrifice will be glorious; a position to witness.
But to this person I pay attention, to the weak and broken-spirited, to the person who trembles at my word. Isaiah 66:1
Thank You, Holy One, for Your saving mercy. Thank You for tenderly loving Your people and drawing us together in song as we lean on You in our weakness. Your strength and steadfast love will overcome. Thank You for showing us how to be a compassionate community believing and trembling in love for You. Hear the weak, O Lord, and give us a new understanding of “home,” — Your heavenly realm in the midst of the coronavirus.
We will rest in You, our secure dwelling place. In Jesus Name, we pray. Amen.