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Bloom Where You Are Quarantined

Dear Quail,

"Bloom where you are quarantined," that was the title of an article I read recently.  I loved the title! The article author (Clarissa Moll) says the following,

As communities around the world close down because of COVID-19, I suspect I’m not alone in my loneliness.  Indeed, Jesus will come to our lonely places. He promises to meet us in our deserts, our quarantined spaces, to renew our souls, bring us joy, comfort our hearts, and give us peace.  In the midst of this companionship our loneliness still gnaws at us…This lingering loneliness reflects a deep longing for communion, one that will only ever be satisfied when we see Jesus face to face.

In these are days when we are continuing our “physical distancing” we are needing to navigate life in a new way but we have the invitation of our Lord to use the time to direct our hearts toward Him.

There are many ways that you can “bloom where you are quarantined”:

Through enriching reading, meaningful phone and Facetime conversations, helpful caregiving for one another (in a safe manner) or even circling back to those long neglects projects around the house.  But most of all by renewing your dedication to read scripture, to start or keep your prayer journal, and to write about what you are experiencing today.

Years from now to this period of time will be the history that our kids and grandkids will read about. They will wonder what it was like to experience a world-wide shut down. Their teachers will give assignments to talk with those who were there! So, capture your first hand thoughts and prayers and impressions in writing. You are an eyewitness to history in the making!

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