Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from 2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29
Friday’s: 2 Chronicles 10-12; John 11:30-57   Saturday’s: 2 Chronicles 13-14; John 12:1-26
Sunday’s: 2 Chronicles 15-16; John 12:27-50  Monday’s: 2 Chronicles 17-18; John 13:1-20

I don’t remember what the topic at hand was when I was having a discussion with my daughter a few days ago, but during the conversation, I referred to COVID-19.  As soon as the words left my mouth, my youngest granddaughter asked, “What’s COVID-19?”  Obviously, that’s the one part of the conversation that stuck with me since, since, as I’ve already stated, I don’t even remember what my daughter and I were discussing.  But in the days since, my mind keeps going back to my granddaughter’s question.  I’m not sure if it’s because I long for that innocence or because I long for that blessed obliviousness.

This life can and does get convoluted, confusing, and downright scary at times.  Difficult decisions must be made.  Apathy and indecision are options, but not the right ones.  May we, even in the most difficult of times, still become like little children (Matthew 18:3) so that we may enter the Kingdom of heaven.  May we never cease, like “newborn babes,” to long “for the pure milk of the word, that by it (we) may grow in respect to salvation” (1 Peter 2:1-3).  May we be “innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16) as we “go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15).

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ