My father who is in his 70’s is having to self isolate at home, while we have been keeping in contact via phone and video calls, one thing that’s humbled me is the patience with which he has approached this situation. There are numerous verses about patience and this is one of my favourites
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
At times I think we are like little children before God, wanting everything now! Dose he get exasperated with all the prayer requests? Everything is done in His time and when we look back we can see how this has benefited us, waiting on God.
It’s amazing how communities pull together at times like these, my father has benefited from food parcels and some evening meals provided by the local community and as thanks he has ordered a selection of chocolates for the volunteers to share as a token of his appreciation. 2 Corinthians has this to say about giving..
6 Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
God bless those people who give up their time to help others, I pray this continues as the situation returns to some normality over the coming months.