Good morning all! Happy first day of spring!
Today’s scripture: Romans 8:35-39
35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I have to tell you, I am a true extrovert, through and through. The best days in my opinion are the ones that I spend each hour with someone. I thrive on those kinds of days. I get really jazzed on those kinds of days. If I am left alone all day, I have no energy. People think there is something wrong with me when I am left alone for a whole day and then I meet up with people. I get ultimately mellow.
Isolation is definitely not my favorite by any means. I can be independent but I absolutely hate having to be in isolation. If I choose a day to be to myself, that is one thing but this sick thing where in order to be better for others, I have to be alone. Well, I will be honest, it makes me cry. I think about all of the things that in my head I am missing out on.
Today I had plans and because of this crazy crud that is going around, I have to rest and not do those immediate plans. I am getting better but I need a little help from my doctor so I can be ready for the weekend. And in my heart of hearts I know that rest today will help me out tomorrow, I don’t like it. Not one bit. And I know that I definitely need to rest up now because I am supposed to help with a program tonight (God at the movies at church) and I want to be there for that and ready….still doesn’t make rest any easier for me. I don’t like the separation from people that I love.
Then I opened my daily scriptures and saw this one from Romans which happens to be one of my favs…all about not being in isolation because God holds on to us no matter what. This is a scripture I often read at memorials because I believe it so exemplifies our relationship with this amazing Creator. No matter what, we are not separated from God. Nothing can. We are just that close. Bosom buddies, family, one goes with the other. Death can’t even get in between us! So really, there is nothing to fear about life is there? Not even doctors or missing out or you fill in the blank (yes, isolation is very fearful for me some days…probably not true for some of you introverts out there). And through that lens we are more than what the world puts on us because we are so loved.
Gives me a bit of comfort today…how bout you?