Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
We get up every day saying this. (The song is from The Sound of Music, in case you didn't know.)
So far, we have been busy every day. Since the quarantine hit over a month ago, we have managed to work every day at the Lost Sheep Warehouse. All of our speaking and singing gigs have been cancelled through the summer.
I find myself wondering....What Will the FUTURE Be Like....I wonder! My trust is in the Lord, so I am not fearful, nor do I worry. But I do wonder. Are we just going to "social distance" ourselves from now on? Are we going to go everywhere, even on hikes in the woods, wearing masks? (I actually saw a couple doing that...with no one else around. We were up on the road driving away from our hike when we saw them.)
I cannot believe how quickly our world has spun out of control. Our so called leaders are calling all the shots, and we are letting them. We believe everything that comes out of the mouths of the politicians. We trust what the media is telling us. We listen to people on radio and tv who surely are "experts" on everything.
And yet, we forget that our Lord told us that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (II Timothy 1:7)
I am concerned that we are so wrapped up in staying safe from a virus that we may or may not catch, that our focus has shifted from the only One who can save us.