May 4, 2020

More coronavirus humor from Mike. Be prepared to laugh and groan at the same time.

• Have you noticed that the amount of selfies being posted are down by 68%?

• I hope all the school teachers realize their students will return to class using old math.

• I pretty sure I just heard my fridge say, “What the heck do you want now?!”

• I’m as bored as an Amish electrician.

• My house got papered with toilet paper last night….its appraised value has doubled!

• If you get an email with the subject “Knock Knock,” don’t open it. It’s a Jehovah Witness working from home.

• After a few days of not going out, I saw someone I knew walking by on the sidewalk outside. I immediately ran to the window and started yelling to them. Now I understand dogs.

While our new reality has ushered in challenges most of us never dreamed of, those who follow Jesus Christ know God will actually bring good out of this health crisis and that we are to simply trust and be patient as the days go by.

This is not some sort of naive optimism that has no basis in reality. It is fact.

This view of life is what gives us the confidence to echo Paul’s words to the Christians in Rome: “We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. This hope doesn’t put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”(Romans 5:3b-5)

So, as you go through this challenging time, laugh when you can, cry when you must, and always trust in God’s active presence in your life. Even when you cannot see God, he’s still there.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to trust in you during this time of uncertainty. Remind me that my future is firmly in your grasp and no power in the universe will can pull me from your loving embrace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Our part is to wash our hands, wear a mask, and continue to practice social distancing. God will handle the heavy lifting. Thank God!

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins