Title: Don’t Put Your Love on Lockdown
Artwork by: YMI X @daniellejoysee
Description: Social distancing. Lockdowns. Travel restrictions. New normal. Covid-19. Words we never thought would become part and parcel of our everyday vocabulary and lifestyle.
The past two years have shown us how helpless we truly are, but also revealed a silver lining—the most challenging of times can sometimes bring out the best in us: Individuals stepping up to reach out to those in need. Opening homes. Sharing meals. Connecting virtually. Delivering packages.
There’s no telling when this pandemic will end, and we can’t predict when the next lockdown might happen, but we can make sure of one thing: our love does not have to be on lockdown.
While our environment may keep changing, the call for us as believers remains the same: to look out for those around us who might be in great need or distress (James 1:27), and to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Here are four practical ways we can show love to our neighbours and loyalty to God (and excellent examples of those who have done so).
Note: Please observe your respective country’s Covid-19 measures as you consider how to carry out the following acts of love and service to those around you. 🙂
In fact, the smaller the gathering, the bigger the chance we’d have heartfelt and meaningful conversations, and build deeper friendships!
In fact, there are so many creative ways to communicate virtually—we could record video messages, sing songs, play games or even do a video slideshow to convey well wishes!
In fact, it’s as simple as prepping gift packs that we can hand out to those we meet on the streets. If we want to take it a step further, we could also buy drinks, food, clothing, or even prepare home-cooked meals to give to them.
Let’s commit to praying for the needy on a regular basis, that God will grant them the eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand His immense love for them.