During these days of quarantine, caused by the pandemic, it seems that I am in an endless monotony. One day just folds into the next day to repeat the mundane sameness that grips my endurance and curbs my incentive to see beyond this craziness. I feel like my humanity is suppressed. How is it possible to endure isolation from society; the companionship of other human beings? Even the animal kingdom desires the company of others in community living. They thrive in herds, flocks, packs, etc. They are dependent on each other for relational activities.
As I write these words of frustration about being in seclusion, my heart reminds me that God is my source. And I hear Him saying, “Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am lowly and meek at heart.” (Mt 11:29 )
God created life on earth with the purpose of fellowship with Him. It is written…in the beginning…God created man. As the story unfolds, He saw that it was not good for man to be alone. So He created woman to be a helper and companion to man. Life was meant to be lived in relationship to God and to others.
When I consider the love of God, it takes my breath away. His love is incomprehensible; a love so deep that the human mind cannot begin to understand it. It goes beyond anything imaginable. I can only bow my head in humble acceptance of His grace.
We serve a Holy God, a loving God, a God of peace and righteousness. He is a just God, merciful and mighty. He pours out His love on the just and the unjust. He has no biases. He loves the sinner and the saint. He looks on the world with compassion and stands with open arms saying, “Come unto Me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28)
Jesus sits on His throne and beckons all to come to Him. He offers an open door into His Presence where we will find the depth of eternal love.
It is my intention to turn this time of isolation into a time of seeking more knowledge of Him who gave His life that I would have everlasting fellowship with Him. I will have no more mundane uneventful days of self-pity. He will turn my days into joy, for his mercies are new every morning.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” (Lam 3:22-24)