And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.Galatians 6:9
Our recommended reading plan in order to make the most of our time at home has focused us on our families this week with daily reading from the book Adventist Home by Ellen White. While families are spending more time together due to the “Stay Home” order here in Lebanon, it’s important to ask God to make this time together a joyful and peaceful time instead of a time of stress, irritation, and conflict.
As the verse above encourages us, let’s not grow weary in doing good—in our homes and in our efforts to bless others outside of our homes. As I read today’s reading from Adventist Home, this paragraph caught my attention:
“Our time here is short. We can pass through this world but once; as we pass along, let us make the most of life. The work to which we are called does not require wealth or social position or great ability. It requires a kindly, self-sacrificing spirit and a steadfast purpose. A lamp, however small, if kept steadily burning, may be the means of lighting many other lamps. Our sphere of influence may seem narrow, our ability small, our opportunities few, our acquirements limited; yet wonderful possibilities are ours through a faithful use of the opportunities of our own homes. If we will open our hearts and homes to the divine principles of life, we shall become channels for currents of life-giving power. From our homes will flow streams of healing, bringing life, and beauty, and fruitfulness where now are barrenness and dearth”.Adventist Home (pg. 32-33)
During this lockdown, and even beyond this lockdown, may God use our homes (our families) to be bring healing, life, beauty, and fruitfulness to this deeply troubled world