Hi Friends,

Today was a game-changer for the state of Maryland. Our governor made a sweeping executive order. All schools, large churches, and many other events and business are shut down for at least two weeks. Everyone, in one way or another, is affected by the mysterious coronavirus. I am sure you are too.

I recorded this video about an hour before the governor made his announcement, but fear and anxiety were already swirling around. I hope what I share is encouraging and helpful, as we all navigate through this very unsettling time in our country and in the world.

Tonight at Bible study, my friend Christa felt led to read this prayer to all of us. It is perfect. St. Francis’ words, written so long ago, beautifully describe the peace so many are seeking now. I encourage you to share it.

Be At Peace

Be at peace. Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look at them with full hope as they arise. God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them. He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow, the same everlasting Father who cares for you today, will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace and put aside all anxious and thoughts and imaginings.

– Francis of Assisi

Let’s choose to be a thermostat and share the love and peace of God with a very unsettled and frightened world.

Love to all,

4 Comments

  1. Sandy Eldridge on March 13, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Wow, the peace, faith and hope I feel after listening to your blog are overflowing. Thank you for your encouragement to “run the race and pass the baton”!! 🙏💕🥰🌈🌻

    • Laura Acuna on March 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Oh, I am so thankful, Sandy. Stay safe and well. ❤️

  2. Jessica Warnick on March 14, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you Laura for your encouraging words and posture. Just prior to experiencing your blog, I had my own awakening regarding the approach I needed to take regarding God’s role in our current situation. Thanks for the reassurance that our Heavenly Father still holds us in his loving arms not matter what, and that we are to be His light even now more than ever.

    • Laura Acuna on March 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Thanks for your words, Jessica. Stay safe and well. ❤️

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