Working Together in a Time of Crisis (Devotional)
As we’re more isolated from each other than ever before, three biblical stories help us think about new ways we can work together.
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When Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus, he was struck down by a light that both opened his eyes and blinded him. This can be a good metaphor for a crisis moment. In a crisis, we are at once blinded and have our eyes opened in new ways.
In this crisis, you may feel temporarily sightless. You don’t know exactly what the next days or months will bring.
At the same time, you may also start seeing life in a new light. Maybe you are realizing that you’re more dependent on other people than you had thought, or that the world is more interconnected than you had imagined.
In a time of crisis, God’s encouragement can often come from other people.
After Paul’s life-changing experience on the road to Damascus, Paul went into the city where a man came to help him. This Christian prayed that Paul might see again. Following his prayers, Paul was completely restored to health.
This story shows that even if your sight is limited, you are not alone. God sends other people to you for encouragement, fellowship, and help.