It’s been a year since our whole world was cancelled. Everything we know, everything we do, ALL have been changed drastically due to this microscopic enemy. Schools were closed; churches were canceled; playgrounds were taped with yellow lines; playdates no longer exist on our calendars.
Here we are in March 2021: the first anniversary of a major worldwide lockdown.
We STILL can’t go to grocery stores in peace. Most of us can’t even remember the last time we got together with our friends in a coffee shop. Our world has been divided into TWO big categories: the “essentials'' and the “non-essentials.”
Somehow, in the midst of all the cancellations... we still find ourselves alive and breathing. In the silence, we find a new rhythm, new sense of purpose that was not there before. We survive with the bare minimum, and we connect on a deeper level with our families and friends. In this prolonged isolation, we find Christ in the midst of Covid.
The “Art of Elimination” taught us to carve away all the non-essentials and leave only what’s really NECESSARY. Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Statue of David, was not built from the ground up. It was actually sculpted and carved from a huge piece of marble. Michelangelo’s famous quote says this, “I created a VISION OF DAVID in my mind, and simply carved away EVERYTHING ELSE that was not David.”
My dearest mama warriors, today we can see the Covid cancellations from two major point of views: a major disadvantage/ inconvenience...OR we can actually see it as an opportunity. An opportunity to CARVE AWAY EVERYTHING ELSE that’s not “David”...and find the MASTERPIECE that God has originally envisioned for our lives.
Our true identity: the daughters of the Most High God.
Hebrews 12:2 "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles (us). Let us run with perseverance in the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith".