For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippeans 4:19
Many of you may be working remotely due to Covid, and I am one of them. On a temporary assignment while I look for a permanent position, we are told that we will be working at home for two more weeks, possibly more. There are rumblings that Washington state may be put on lock down, although I am not sure what that would mean.
I work a part-time job on Saturdays where I drive or bus into Seattle. I go to assigned malls to do the work I do. Yesterday I worked near downtown Seattle just a few blocks away from where the shooting occurred not long ago. While getting a bite to eat I went to the food court near where I am assigned to work. I asked a restaurant counter clerk if she noticed the number of customers dropping and she said, “Yes”, that they had to remain open as long as the mall was open. I got my food and sat down and noticed that only one other customer was eating food she bought at the same restaurant I had.
Many people are social distancing which makes sense. The buses are not even half-filled, and walking around downtown Seattle looked like there were far fewer people milling around. I’m sure businesses are losing dollars and are suffering hardships. The stores near me have lots of toilet paper for sale and so they are replenishing theirs shelves, although a store I go to was out of frozen chicken thighs which is highly unusual. There is plenty of groceries still on the shelves where I live in Bellevue, Washington near Seattle.
May you remember God is in charge of things and he will see to it that our needs are met and that we may be comforted by the Holy Spirit. Please call upon him to meet your needs, wash your hands often and use good sense.
He is our Savior and Lord, Creator and Father in Heaven. He is the answer to all your concerns.