This unprecedented time of quandary for our generation has reckoned us to a new appreciation for the basics of daily living.
In Taylorville, we who are employed on the school buses have been delivering meals twice per week to students. Those of us who work at Christian County Mental Health in Taylorville have daily been employed with the tasks of deep cleaning our facility and building reels to fill the contracted orders normally filled by our clients, who have been confined to their group homes or various home settings since March 17. This aspect of service has created a new respect in each of us for the demanding work otherwise performed by our clients.
A local minister has appropriately issued a call for a day of prayer and fasting on Friday, April 10. This not only is in keeping with a celebration of Christ’s resurrection, but the many, many Biblical references to call for prayer and fasting during times of dire crisis. One specific reference is found in Ezra 8:22-23. Any Bible concordance will offer many references in both the New and Old Testament to confirm this statement.
Regardless of political ideology, we can be grateful for our leaders and the task forces that are working tirelessly to bring calm and order with a President unashamed to name the name of Christ and call on an Almighty God to deliver our nation.