My Lessons (AJ)

As of right now, we have been on lockdown for more than a month and a half. We have been self-quarantined because of this pandemic that is going on in this world. Schools, colleges, jobs have been closed down and people are with their families waiting to see when it is safe to go outside and be
normal again. In addition to all of this, churches have been closed and worship has been disrupted.

After weeks of quarantine, we have become in a state of frustration, questioning when will we be able to see our families and be united. Without any social interaction, some people have lost connections with friends and family therefore a distance has been made with one another.

The time we have now is precious and special and we must take advantage of it. In Hebrews 3:13 it says, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness”. It is our duty as a Christian, as a believer, to encourage one another. That is why the time we have now is precious because we have the opportunity to encourage one another in this time of adversity. Before the pandemic, God gave us freedom to do whatever we wanted to do with our lives. Even though God commanded us to encourage one another, He gave us many opportunities to use the time we were given to obey His commandments. Yet we did not use that freedom wisely. But now, being in quarantine, being stuck at home with no freedom at all but stay
home, God is giving us one more opportunity to use the time to encourage one another, and this is the best time to do so. Many loved ones have been infected with the virus and are in pain, lonely, and afraid if they will lose the fight. This is the time to encourage those loved ones, those people that our Almighty Father in Heaven is watching over, He is listening to our every matter, and no harm will be done to us. We must look out for one another in this time, to be faithful to our God so that those who are in pain will be healed, so that this pandemic would end, so that we can return to our time of peace and quiet.

By Aaron Johnson

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