http://jenapowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ejp-logo-web-1x-color.png 0 0 Jena Powell http://jenapowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ejp-logo-web-1x-color.png Jena Powell2020-03-17 22:52:402020-03-17 23:13:10Personal Note From Jena Powell: We will rise to the challenge of COVID-19
It feels like things are a little out of control. We thrive on systems and structures and those have been disrupted over the last several weeks.
It’s scary, I know.
Many times how you respond to disruptions in your life is as important as the disruption itself. Only weeks ago we had no idea our lives would be interrupted like this. We didn’t ask for the disruption. We didn’t cause the disruption itself, but yet it came.
At this moment we have a choice.
We can cower in fear and panic. We can fly into passionate anger and lash out. We can cry and mourn the life we had just a few short weeks ago.
We can choose to take care of our families, friends, neighbors, and community.
This is the choice we all will get to make each morning. We’ve always had the opportunity to make this choice each morning, but during times like these the choice means more because it matters more. People are in need and will be in need. They will need babysitters, cleaners, meals prepared, people to comfort them, pick up their food/medicine, feed their children, and to be a friend.
We will rise to this challenge.
We’ll care for our neighbor by ensuring this virus doesn’t spread, but we will also care for our neighbors by making sure they’re fed. We are Americans and there’s no enemy so strong and no virus too small that we can’t beat.
We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but we know God cares for us just as we will care for each other.