There isn’t a person in the world who has not been impacted in some fashion by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether it is physical, financial, emotional, mental, or spiritual the entire globe has been touched by the corona virus.
The CDC requires that if one comes in “close contact” with someone who tests positive for Covid-19, that person must quarantine for 14. Close contact is defined as within a distance of 6 ft or less (with or without a mask) for a cumulative of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.
Quarantine. Hearing those dreaded words is such a downer. Being stuck inside, unable to go anywhere for 14 days is horrible!
For most of us, over the past several months we’ve had ample opportunity to spend quality time with our housemates (spouse, children, parents, roommate). Even in the best of circumstances it is challenging. Anything less than the best is overwhelming. Raise your hand if you’ve gotten tired of your people?
Jesus told a parable about a persistent widow who kept asking a judge to hear her case (Luke 18:1-8). “For some time he refused,” Jesus said (v. 4). Finally, the judge responded but only because he wanted to get rid of the woman: “Otherwise, by continually coming she [will be an intolerable annoyance and she] will wear me out” (v. 5 AMP).
Aren’t you glad that this isn’t how God feels about us?
Our heavenly Father is nothing like the judge in the parable. God never grows weary of listening to his children. In fact, Jesus told us to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
While we may get tired of being around people, God never tires of us. God always wants to spend time with us and deepen our relationship with him.