Are you distanced?
"Social Distancing" has become a part of our vocabulary since March and I am guessing that most of you had never heard that term before COVID 19. To be honest, I had never heard it either, until a few years ago when I became a Mental Health First Aid instructor. In MHFA, one of the proven benefits is that taking the class decreases social distance, meaning it makes us less likely to be "hands off" when someone is in a crisis or is having a hard time and we hesitate to ask, "Are you OK" or "May I help you"? My hope for us is that in this new season of PHYSICALLY distancing from one another, that we connect socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually as we never have before. How do we do this? Pick up the phone, send a text, mail a card with a note, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, or sit outside at a safe distance, and connect. In a time of physical isolation, it is ever more important that we stay engaged and connected to one another. Who are the people in your circle that you can reach out to? In James chapter 4, we read "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
He is already there, holding you so close because He loves you so. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected to Him.