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Clarity and Unclear Times

Here are some powerful words from our Youth Pastor, Timmy Rotter:

Clarity in unclear times. This last week has been a complete whirlwind. My life has been turned upside down and it appears things may get worse before they get better. As a dad, husband, business owner, and pastor the effect has been multi-directional and overwhelming to say the least. So where can I turn?
The reality is that just a couple months ago I was agonizing over the blatant division in our nation, believing it would take something monumentally catastrophic to even have the potential to bring about some semblance of unity. Enter Covid-19... now we have the “opportunity” to collect on that. The reality is that our world as we know it has changed, and we get to determine how we react to it.
One of the overlooked realities is that there are still people losing loved ones from far many other ailments and tragedies, people are still suffering from past abuse and injustice, and many from divorce and other issues. Life is still happening to those around us and it will be hard to hear through all the noise.
I for one am not going to allow this common enemy (virus) and the ensuing mandated changes to my life, to take my peace and joy. That choice is not easy and will take intentionality. Being intentional with my family, friends and neighbors. Where there is a great need there is a potential for great service.
I would like to encourage you in this time to dig deep in this time. Don’t get caught up in the fear and chaos, instead channel that energy toward bettering yourself and those around you. You cannot change the whole world but you can change the world for someone.
For us Christians ask “what does love require of me”? Mark 12:30-31 “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”