I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
These are difficult days. Life as we have known it has changed. Plans, dreams, financial portfolios, and aspirations have all been replaced by disappointment and concern. Stores, restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas, churches and schools are empty, the roadways deserted, hope abandoned.
It seems like time has stopped. But it hasn’t.
The clock still ticks, the calendar pages still turn, and life happens. These are not the moments we planned on. This isn’t what we hoped for. There is no clear picture of when or how this will end. We see through a glass darkly.
What are we to do?
Today, I'm looking to Jesus and taking my cues from a couple of my spiritual heroes, Elisabeth Elliot and Billy Graham.
Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now. ― Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart