As we turn the page of the new year, let’s consider how the preventive measures for COVID19 can serve to remind us of the importance of following Jesus daily.
Following the daily 11am briefing by the NSW Premier and Chief Medical Officer has become a norm for all of us in the past months. We learn about the government’s health advice and restrictions and make or change our plans accordingly. We might have to cancel a pre-arranged dinner or plan for a get-together bearing in mind the limits on public gathering. Based on the current long list of hotspots, were trace and reflect on our past steps to check for possible risk.
For the wellbeing of ourselves, our family and our community, we follow, reflect upon and take action on this piece of critical health information on a daily basis. Likewise in following Jesus, we ought to exercise diligence in following, reflecting and acting on His word.
When is our “11am daily briefing” so we may get crucial information from Jesus each day? It may come in the form of 10 minutes reading, praying or quietness in the Lord. From there, we learn about what Jesus says which is absolutely fundamental for our spiritual health. And then we act on what we learnt and reflect on our past actions.
In order to keep well physically, we attentively observe the restriction measures and advice given by the government. In order to keep well spiritually, we should follow a similar pattern with a humble heart. The similarity and the outcome are so obvious but they can be easily overlooked.
Dear Jesus, you are full of love, grace and truth. Please help us to have our “11amdaily briefing” with you so we can follow you closely every day in 2021. Amen.