I am amazed at the creativity and resiliency of the human spirit. God truly has created us and we are “fearfully and wonderfully made!”
Like many of you, I have turned to technology to help stay connected with the world. In my searches for information on the condition of the country and the progress made on the Covid-19 front, I came across some wonderful videos put together by talented musicians—just ordinary folk having fun in creative ways. Rather than sitting and moping, they have used this time of separation to tap into their talents as a way to cope with the virus and being sequestered. These good folk then reached out on social media and shared their musical creations—complete with positive messages and a healthy sense of humor. Parodies of classic songs with comic messages that poke fun at our narcissism, our ego-centric selves have made me laugh, and laughter is a great way to release anxiety and stress.
We are reminded that “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” in Proverbs 17:22. The Bible instructs us that laughter is of God. The Lord “… will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy” Job 8:21. Keeping a sense of humor is imperative during these stressful times as decisions are made on how to re-open our country and our lives. Finding comedic release helps us to cope with life. There is a poster that I enjoyed that says “What is important is not that the glass is half full or half empty. What is important to remember is that the glass is refillable.” Right now things are rather bleak, but we will get through it and we can refill our glasses.
Please know that as your pastor I am in prayer for each of you. If there is a special need for prayer that you have, please call me with what your needs are and I will add the to my prayer list. In the meantime, use your masks, wash your hands, and keep your sense of humor and delight...it is a gift from God.
In gentleness and peace,