Be present.

One of the things that struck me when I went on a mission to Haiti was the peace that people had there. And it didn’t seem to make sense because life is so constantly scary. We’re dealing with interruptions in our supply chain right now due to coronavirus and it’s scary to people – where’s the toilet paper, right? But people in Haiti and other countries live like that their entire lives. They make all sorts of plans that are tentative because “I think I’ll be there at 5:00, but if a car breaks down on the road, there’s no tow truck to come get it, so I might be there tomorrow”, right? 

But while that’s unstable, it also brings about an amazing peace in the soul because the people are used to surrendering, to being focused on the present moment, because it’s all they have. You know, there’s a hidden blessing in this difficult time for us, brothers and sisters: I think God is forcing us to focus on being present to the moment. You can’t make all sorts of plans for what’s happening next week or next month because this moment is what you have, but God is there in the moment.

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