We live in crazy times, don’t we? From daily Presidential briefings on the one hand to runs on toilet paper on the other. No March Madness. No more SXSW, Broadway shows, or in-person classes for a season. Mass cancellations around the world.
Uncertainty grips everyone. For some, this grows into monsters of fear and anxiety. Our news feeds stoke the fires of crisis and scarcity. It’s easy to start pushing preparedness over the line into panic.
But there is a way to spread peace instead of panic. Will you confront fear by bringing hope? Here are 3 steps to do that.
Spend time putting Jesus first each day. He is the unchanging source of hope and peace. If this is not yet a daily habit for you, here are some ways to start:
“Social distancing” is tough and can feel isolating.
Social distancing. Self quarantining. Now, more than ever, we need to fight to maintain a sense of community to encourage us and our friends and family. We need each other, and we definitely need Jesus! Here are some suggestions.
Gather: Bring hope by gathering with your social distancing buddies, or by hosting a meeting on the phone or through a video conference. Be sure to abide by the current CDC recommendations!
Discuss: Read the Bible and talk about it together. Download a free discussion guide.
Example: Watch a short video about how one family uses the discussion guide. You can adapt what they do in their home to either a physical meeting or a virtual meeting according to CDC recommendations.
Let’s use these challenging times to share the hope and peace we have in the One who is first--Jesus. You never know how it could impact someone.