Another Day of Stay At Home

Springtime Tulip

Today I woke up to another day of #StayAtHome and a blanket of snow on the ground. The snow continues to fall. Yesterday a tulip was opening to the sun. Today it is bravely standing tall in the snow.

During this period of lock down it is just my husband and I at home. Our daughters have young children and their homes are brimming with the voices of children, humming with activity. They call us every day to check on us and to remind us to stay home. We have FaceTime with the grandchildren.

We have Bible study and Sunday morning church gatherings over zoom. We are grateful to have the technology to do this.

In all of this dramatic change to daily life, remaining steadfast in faith is most important. God is good. He is allowing this pandemic; He is still at work in ways we can’t see. I have been studying the book of Ezra and just started Nehemiah. I am blessed by Nehemiah’s prayer of faith in chapter one.

It is a blessing to begin the day with Bible study and prayer. We need to share our faith with our family and friends. The children need to see us living out our faith.

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and still I proclaim your wondrous deeds.

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You have done great things, O God, who is like you?

You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. Psalm 71: 17-20  

This post is shared with the Five Minute Friday writing community. Today’s prompt is: ANOTHER And also linking with Heart Encouragement

Author: Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

6 thoughts on “Another Day of Stay At Home”

  1. Have to say, I’m not a fan
    of God allowing stuff like this;
    I’d love to see His master plan
    (and still give these days a miss).
    But I guess there’s got to be some sense,
    design that I can’t see,
    and ’till Heaven’s present tense
    it’ll be a mystery
    as to why the world is terrified,
    and why do I have cancer?
    Why have all my legends died?
    What could be the answer?
    It’s not the murmuring Sinai trail,
    but I do wish God would lift the veil.

  2. What a great post! I really enjoyed reading it. It is just me and my husband at home also and here in Michigan we have had snow on the ground for two days. We start every day with a sermon/ devotional and prayer. We watch a live sermon and a devotional on Sunday mornings and then we have a conference video/ call with our small group after that. It is nice to see so much in common with somebody. The message and the Bible verses were very good.

    I am #3 on FMF but I, unlike everybody else, did not write about life with the corona virus. I wrote a short and simple post about how to show love for one another.

    Terri D

  3. Thank you for sharing today. You brought tears to my eyes. God is good even when the things around us don’t feel good. Be encouraged today. Smile. =)

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