Every month we have what we call a "Discipleship Verse." We recite it three times in each worship service during that month to help commit that verse to memory. Well, I was looking for a verse for the month of May that would speak to our current "Stay at Home" situation here in Minnesota. Proverbs 3:5-6 came to mind (maybe because it has always been one of my favorite verses). If you're not familiar with it here's what God tells us in it:
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
And after I read that proverb I glanced down at the next one. (A proverb is a "short saying that expresses a practical truth." i.e. "Wise words for life.") Here's what I saw:
fear the Lord and shun evil.
THIS WILL BRING HEALTH TO YOUR BODY
AND NOURISHMENT TO YOUR BONES.
I put those last two lines in all caps, because "healing" has been front and center in our prayers and on our minds since early March. And here's a passage that not only tells us what to do that will bring us health, but the instruction comes from no less than God!!!
God has been called "The Great Physician - of both body and soul." Here's His prescription:
Don't be arrogant or proud. Don't pat your self on the back for being so smart. Instead, be humble and have a healthy respect for the Lord and His power. And stay far, far away from anything that's contrary to what God wants ("evil").
Or maybe put even simpler: "Remember that you aren't god, but that I Am!"