A Journal During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Reflections and Inspiration from Maple Grove
March 29, 2020
We just finished our second week of "social distancing" and "sheltering-in-place" during this coronavirus pandemic. We have been given a new term to add to the now familiar ones. Our governor has issued a "stay-at-home" order for our county in Pennsylvania. We are stay-at-home kind of people anyway, so it doesn't really change our day-to-day routines much, but we really feel the difference on the weekends. We so miss our family Sunday gatherings at Maple Grove, and we also miss gathering with our church family for worship and fellowship. The uncertainty of how much longer we will be confined or how extensive the outcome will be weighs over our country and the world like a dark cloud. We ourselves are fine, but we feel concern and compassion for those who are suffering or in harm's way. It truly is a blessing that the timing of this stay-at-home order is in the Spring when we can enjoy the warmth and freshness of the outdoors.