Publisher: On the other hand ...

 

That escalated quickly.

 

The coronavirus is the new norm. But life is all about how you look at it and if you can’t see God in all of this, you ain’t looking.

 

On one hand ...

My child went from public school to home school overnight.

My wife became a teacher overnight. Not easy teaching your child.

 

On the other hand ...

My wife got to go remote several months back, so she can split time between her job and teaching. Thank you Jesus.

 

On one hand ...

We needed toilet tissue last Friday, not to stockpile, but because we were genuinely out. We found some high priced “organic” tissue. Likely won’t find some items at the store this week.

 

On the other hand ...

My family can make due. If there is no milk, we’ll drink something we can find. If there is no bread, that’s OK, keto diets say I shouldn’t be eating it anyway.

 

On one hand ...

We can’t worship at church on Sunday.

 

On the other hand ...

We can stream Bible Study and Worship online.

 

On one hand ...

Most everything is closed.

 

On the other hand ...

It has never been about where I am, but whom I’m with. My God, my wife and my daughter — as long as we are together, I’m good. Doesn’t matter what we are doing.

 

On one hand ...

The economy is taking a major blow to the gut. All industries are hurting.

 

On the other hand ...

I’ve got everything I need today, so why worry about tomorrow.

I have faith that my God will supply my needs.

 

On one hand ...

We link the virus to politics and argue on Facebook.

 

On the other hand ...

Many are coming together as Americans and not Democrats or Republicans.

 

On one hand ...

I can’t go out to eat.

 

On the other hand ...

We’ve still got curbside pickup and drive thru.

 

On one hand ...

All I’ve been hit with during this outbreak is inconvenience.

 

On the other hand ...

My family is not infected. We are not sick and we are alive.

 

Life really is what you make it. Next time you get down about the state of our world, just add God — you’d be surprised how beautiful everything is with Him in it.

 

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

- Philippians 4:19

 

 

Brian Whitmore is the publisher of The Chronicle. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Chronicle. Whitmore can be reached at publisher@clintonchronicle.net

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