During this season of Lent our youth have been studying Spiritual Practices that help us connect with God. Today's lesson ironically is about being still.
Read Psalm 46 (for shortcut go to biblegateway.com)
As the world's regularly scheduled programming has been interrupted this week, we all have the opportunity today to stop and to be still with God in a new way. Will you try to sit still and breath with no distractions just for 5 minutes? Why do you think it is so hard for us to be still? What thoughts were running through your heart and your mind?
Many of us may be having feelings of anxiety, frustration, and fear, as we have never seen our world come to a halt like it has right now. The world has been stopped by a virus.. no more school, no more sporting events, no more trips to Disney world, today there is nothing regularly scheduled to keep us busy and keep us distracted from the very fact that we are human. We are humans who can get sick, our bodies and our world can stop working like they are suppose to...and then what is left? What do we do?
As we read this Psalm it tells us exactly what we need to hear. God is with us. It encourages us to trust God in the face of all the threats swarming around us.
So today.. there is no more toilet paper to buy, no theater rehearsals, no sport or ballet class, no more school work (at least for today), and you don't even have to get dressed-up for church.
Today all there is left to do is to be still and trust in God.
(Bible study based off of The Youth Cartel, LLC; Viva Curriculum Practices)