In times like these we are called to distance ourselves to fight a battle. We can fight the distancing time or we can embrace it with a prayer.
Embrace the Distance
Embrace the distance by drawing closer to the Son.
Spend some quality time getting Kingdom work done
Call the neighbor, and near and far away friend,
Let them know you are thinking and praying for them.
Forgive the one, who has offended,
And pray for them to prove the hard feelings are ended.
Extend a helping hand reaching across the miles,
To lift another’s spirit causing them to smile.
Mend injured relationships with loved ones close at hand.
In their hurt and turmoil pray and seek to understand.
Read the Good Book and other good books too,
So the God you love and serve shines through.
Embrace the distance and spend
Some time, enjoying simple things again.
Express your feelings and listen to what others leave unsaid.
Touch by speaking wisdom as you are by God’s Spirit led.
Play a game, take a walk, sing and even dance if you can
Trust and have faith you are on God’s mind and firmly held in His hand.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.