I’m old enough to remember what happened on November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I was in grade school, but I remember the fear and uncertainty I felt. All my classmates felt it as well. I also remember September 11, 2001. Four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States. This time as an adult, but there was that same sense of uncertainty. Questions without immediate answers.
Both of those events became markers in my life’s journey. The events of those days were clearly and indelibly etched within me. Many of you can identify with me. But for those who were not around during those events, you are facing one of those clearly defining and introspective moments today…COVID-19. What you do in response to this uncertain time will positively or negatively give direction to your life. Today may be THE DAY for you…and me…to embrace Proverbs 3:5-6 as the compass for our life direction. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.