“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”Lee Iacocca
The COVID-19 disruption has been exactly that – a disruption. Normal life as we had known has been completely disrupted. It’s like someone jamming a stick in our bicycle spokes while we are moving down the road. Our bicycles have stopped and thrown us off the path we were once traveling.
Disruption isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can force us to reevaluate and consider how we might want to do things differently.
One of the things that happened for me as a result of COVID-19 is that both of my kids came home from college to finish out their academic year under my roof. While I know my kids are missing their friends, their independence, and their own routines, it has been a blessing to have them home again.
We have eaten meals together. We have played games together. And we have taken long walks through our community together.
When the world restarts (hopefully soon), I hope we will learn from the disruption we are all experiencing. I hope we will spend more time together as families. I hope we will take time to slow down.
Until further notice, enjoy family time.
Prayer: Remind us that our disruptions could be Your divine appointments. Teach us to treasure our families.
Ponder & Discuss: What has this disruption made possible for you and your family. (Share your thoughts in the comments below.)
“May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”Psalm 122:7-8 (NIV)