This past week as I was doing a study on love , a bible verse stood out about love while resonating with our current times fighting the COVID-19 virus. Love during a pandemic; whoever thought those two words would be put together in the same sentence.
The verse was Romans 8:35Cananything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
When reading that verse the first thought was about the world pandemic.
While we are in trouble, isolation, danger and threatened with death, can we find any love coming out of this?
We hear on the news how fast it is spreading, people fighting over toilet paper or cleaning products. We see stores not being able to keep up with the demands of the public.
More panic spreading that truth, everyone has their own conspiracy theories. As we are confined to our homes families are learning to communicate with each other, or old hurts become open wounds.
What would happen if we turned off the news, stopped reading all the negative posts on social media, and we changed our mindset on something positive like love?
Have you begun to see this in your lives? People actually checking on each other, when our lives became too busy to ever have that time.
Maybe I’m a romantic, but I believe that love will conquer all.
That out of this there will be a change in families, friendships, large businesses, and small businesses. We would have more compassion than the competition. We would trust more than doubt. We would learn to rest more, discovering what is important in our lives.
When we are released from this quarantine, we would hug each other tighter.
Julianne, who goes by Julie, is a certified life and business coach, teacher, speaker, author and entrepreneur. She is the co-owner of Trinity SOS (a virtual service provider) and is a featured author in Becoming Unstoppable and She Believed (Vol. 1).