And this too shall pass

And this too shall pass
Photo by Katie Moum / Unsplash

COVID cases in Victoria had sky rocketed today. We have the highest number ever recorded. It is 2,297 to be exact. The state government said that they are still on track to easing up the restrictions in another week. This will be around my daughter's 2nd birthday.

The day she was born was sort of my personal anniversary of COVID 19. We never imagined a pandemic would come and hover the world like a dark cloud. We heard rumors from the newspaper about COVID 19 by late November but we were still in a state of oblivion. I remember we had a Christmas party in my brother's house. The whole big family were there. There were presents, wines, photo taking, laughter, good food -lots of delicious food served- and hugs.

After that, as the new years celebration days were over, the curtains sort of closed permanently. There were outbreaks here and there which caused so much fear, anxieties, depressions, confusion and anger. Melbournians had many lockdowns compare to other places in Australia or should I just say compare to the whole world. During these lockdowns, I found so much joy watching my new born daughter grew up. Her first trip in a car, her first step, her first word, her first solid, her first hair cut, her first tooth, her first Christmas. I thanked God for bringing this baby just before the pandemic. The whole family hover over her and everyone can not get enough of her cuteness. I also thanked God for blessing me with four children. The house was never quiet and no body ever felt lonely. There was always an interesting play or game happening. They kept us busy and on our toes all the time. When my mind starts wondering off to the dark places, the children and my housework pulled me back to reality. They helped me get off the bed in the morning. Praise the Lord for children. They are truly blessings from the Lord.

So now that I reflected on our high case number and look back at my daughter's birth, I hear the phrase, "This too shall pass." Not in a sad way but in a thanksgiving way. I trust God and His provision over our family. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. There is nothing new under the sun as quoted from Ecclesiastes 1. He is a great and mighty God. Our omnipresence God who is not bounded by time like us mere mortal.  I will not live in despair as that is not what God intended our lives to be. We are to live with hope, faith, love and peace for He has risen.

And here I leave you with a beautiful Bible verse, my personal favorite.

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.

(Ecc 3:1-8)

I hope you will find Him, the only water that will quench your thirst.

God bless