There’s a new term floating around – “COVID-aptable.” That’s a great term for us to consider as we adapt to COVID-life in many ways. But are we being “COVID-aptable” in the most important ways?
Are we extending grace and mercy to all we come into contact with? Do we find ourselves complaining about things more than having an attitude of thankfulness or praise? Are we considerate toward those who have different opinions about what’s happening and decisions being made?
We’ve all got to adapt to our current cultural climate, and we know it isn’t easy. Thankfully, in Christ we can accomplish all we need to and have the power to summon grace, compassion, and gratitude– even though we may not really feel like it. Rest in his power and be “COVID-aptable” today!
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
– Ephesians 3:16-19 (NLT)
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
- Take time during the week to pray for nurses all over the world who are selflessly serving during this pandemic. Pray for protection of their health, for the strength and stamina to meet the high demands of care, for the ability to express love, compassion, and empathy even when they’re running on fumes.
- Reach out to the nurses you know and tell them how much you appreciate them and that you see them and appreciate all they do every day.
- Write a card or have your children draw a picture and get it to your doctor’s office, a local urgent care, or one of our Fresno area hospitals.
- Have a meal or dessert delivered as a way to say thank you.