This can be a difficult one—fixing our gaze on Jesus, especially during this challenging time of a pandemic, shelter-in-place, and social distancing. When we focus on the challenges and struggles before us there can be a tendency to miss the “light at the end of the tunnel.” Instead we can allow ourselves to focus on the length of the tunnel, or the stale and dank air in the tunnel.
What would if look like if we decorated the tunnels affecting our life with, say, 3×5 verse cards (I’m sure my friend Michelle over https://www.blessingsbyme.com/ has some great diy idea’s!) written with the truth of who God says you are to Him? Or, perhaps small tables or desks along the length of the tunnel holding an open Bible and as we walk theses tunnels and feel faint or weak we can sit awhile in His presence and read His truth over us and our family. Maybe we can put some hooks and pegs on the walls of these tunnels and hang prayer shawls or caps to remind us to stop and connect with Him through prayer. Certainly, we can set up box or ceiling fans to get the air circulating almost as if the breath of Jesus is flowing around us. We can even set up modern technology and when we feel sad, lonely or disconnected we can reach out to our inner circles to be refueled and encouraged that we are a part of something bigger and greater than only ourselves.
Before we realize it, we’ve reached the end of the tunnel and we see the light because we’ve focused on the Light and innately our hearts know that He was with us every step of the way!
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