I am writing you this letter from one year from today to bring you some hope and give you some wisdom. It is exactly one year from this week when the world shut down. In person, learning was canceled (“in-person” was a new term that is now part of everyday language.) There was talk of needing just two weeks to see this virus out the door. Cases were far, and few between anywhere near us, and Zoom became the new way to do business, social gatherings, church, and really any get together. Each day that passed, the pit in your stomach grew bigger, and waking up at any decent hour became less of a priority. Eventually you became a little too numb. One year ago, life came to a halt. I’m still here, though. We are still here and proof that it will get better again. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel is longer than two weeks. If I could go back and do it again,
Here’s what I would do differently:
Here’s what I wouldn’t change:
I hope you soak in all the lessons you will learn in 2020. Especially that God is faithful in every season, whether you understand His plans or not. He often strips things away to help you realize that He alone is your Rock. Not calendars, travel plans, government, school, health, or even church. He is the only sure thing in this life, and when your world gets turned upside down, He still holds it firmly in His grip.
Jenna - version 2021
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. - Psalm 46:1
March 18, 2021