The other day I mentioned that Liz had gotten a text message indicating that it was week 2 of confinement. She also got a second text, this one less light-hearted.
Someone we know has tested positive for Covid-19. Not someone in our immediate, day-to-day circle or even that lives particularly close, but someone close nonetheless.
What’s more, in the little Over and Above village where I house-sit from time to time, a senior citizen care home has had several confirmed cases.
Little by little, it is hitting closer to home. Am I afraid? Nervous? Rattled? No. Concerned for those in question? Sure. Worried for us? No. We do what we can in terms of social distancing and remember that our lives are in God’s hands… he is an anchor for our soul.
Let’s move on to…
- Bees: I headed out for a little bit again today, to a spot where I knew I’d come close to no one. My little apiary of 3 hives. One of them still had loads of stores, but two of them were running low, so I topped them up and did a quick check of the colonies.
It was good to see them coming and going, oblivious to the state of the world. I even saw one coming back with bright fuschia-coloured pollen-pants (highly UN-scientific term denoting the balls of pollen bees carry on their hind legs) – particularly beautiful as the pollen is most often yellowish-orange.
- Work in the Church Yard: While I was out, I also spent some time at the church doing a little bit of work around the yard. Even though we can’t meet there for the time being, I want to keep the building looking decent. So I did the first mow of the season (yikes! … perhaps a dream for many in Canada) and whipper-snipped around the edges to tidy them up too. It felt good to be there!
- Jonathan Cahn is a Messianic Jewish Pastor who is also the author of a number of books including The Harbinger (where he compares the 9-11 attacks to events in ancient Israel – amazing parallels) and The Book of Mysteries. He’s referred to by a number of people as “America’s Prophet”, is someone who’s not afraid to speak truth to power and always has amazing insights. Anyway, I happened on a video this morning, that he released on March 16th, calling for a national day of prayer in September. Ironically… he’d been planning it anyway, but the onset of Covid-19 lends an extra sense of urgency to the need for prayer for the nation.
Here’s the 8-min video if you’re interested in watching:
Looking for some good reading while your other activities are limited? Read about Grampa selling Spring Lamb at the Moncton market… we’re about the right time of year!