We have all had a lot of time at home lately. You may have seen lists of things to do while under quarantine, including ideas for self care, new habits, personal happiness.
Noticing a pattern? While it is good to find new hobbies and rest, we should not center this time around ourselves. One idea that you will not find on most lists is serving.
Now that I do not have anywhere to go, I have been seeing the opportunities I have to serve at home. Sometimes, we look right past the people who we are closest to us. But living out the gospel starts right here, in our homes.
We can start by looking for ways to encourage, help, and support your family members. Be open to the needs of others around you. Show love and patience during these long hours at home.
Serving God starts where you are, even under quaruntine.
Romans 12:9-12 “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”