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If you are, good for you, that’s probably wise right now, but Jesus never did and He never does. He said, “I shall never leave you or forsake you.” He walked right up to lepers back in the day when there was no treatment. He went right into the tomb to be with Lazarus, without a mask or gloves. He laid hands on the sick.

In fact, Jesus is the precise opposite of social distancing, He wants an invitation into every area of our life, including our mess, our despair, our sickness, and our rebellion.

Jesus even wants to come into our unkindness, our anxiety ridden virtue signaling all over social media, our death shaming and wealth shaming, our hoarding and fears of scarcity, and our political rubbish where we rather self righteously declare, I’m not dying for the stock market! Sheesh people, “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.”  One of my biggest challenges is forgiving people for their dumb. There is so much dumb in the world.

Today I am meditating on Psalm 139 in the TPT.

“Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. 
You perceive every movement of my heart and soul,
and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.
You read my heart like an open book
and you know all the words I’m about to speak
before I even start a sentence.”

You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.
You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,
and in kindness you follow behind me
to spare me from the harm of my past.
With your hand of love upon my life,
you impart a blessing to me.”

 

woman walking on pathway under the sun

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