By Mendi Behnen

Last week my grandson was at my house with a great need to be busy. So, I put him to work helping me fold laundry and put it away. He carried a maroon hand towel and washcloth to the hall bath and stopped short at the shelf where he knew they belonged. You see, his arm is long enough to reach the shelf but he isn’t tall enough to look onto the shelf. From his perspective, there were two maroon linens, but he could not tell which stack was for hand towels and which was for washcloths. So he looked up at me with a bit of anxiety on his face that said, “I’m not sure what to do here.” He was recognizing he needed my help because I could look down at the shelf with a fuller perspective.

I have thought about that over the last week as we have received daily updates on COVID-19 and found a multitude of empty shelves in the grocery store. When we begin to feel a little (or maybe a lot) of anxiety and think, “I’m not sure what to do here”, the best thing we can do is look up and seek the face of our heavenly Father who has a fuller perspective. He could see this coming; He can see all that will be accomplished through these days; and He knows how to put things in order.

 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 NASB

Please join me in humbling seeking our Father’s face and praying for the healing of our land, both physical and spiritual. Lord, please bring a revival and let it begin in me.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB

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