Life Lesson from COVID-19

I hope everyone is safe, calm and not financially affected by this pandemic. It’s unbelievable how quickly and drastically everything changed . . . everywhere. It’ll probably be a while before we could put into words what we’re all thinking and feeling right now.

I’m going to try expressing one of my thoughts on this.

I imagine you’ve seen the empty grocery store shelves by now; isn’t that an eerie sight? People are joking that this is a good time to see which foods are most popular—definitely not the ones that are still on the shelves!

You know what grocery store isle isn’t empty? The candy isle.

In a normal world candy is one of the best selling items in any store. It has everything going for it: pretty packaging, memorable advertisement and of course sugar! But we’re not in a normal world right now, are we?

Bread, eggs, potatoes and other basic foods are what everyone is stocking up on. In just a few days, candy went from top seller to completely irrelevant. It does nothing to help sustain life—quite the opposite—and this is more evident now than ever before.

Likewise, what many of us valued in our lives was suddenly exposed for its true value—or lack thereof.

What good is your title now that you may not have a job tomorrow? What good is your wealth if you can’t even use it to travel somewhere nice? What good are your looks if people are scrolling past your selfies in search of the latest corona virus news?

It’s all irrelevant now.

A lot of the stuff people thought was nutritious and life giving turned out to be a big sugar-coated zero.

You probably know where I’m going with this. . .

Jesus said,

“Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Things will get back to normal eventually. But instead of going back to building on shifting sand, let’s build on the rock so we can better weather the next storm.

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