Lockdown has taken a toll on all of our spirits. The loss of corporate worship, in particular, has left many of us feeling dry. Of course, we must be praying for God to bring this virus to an end; but in the meantime, like Elijah who drank from a miraculous steam in the desert (1 Kings 17), we must find fresh joy in God.
Readings and reflections
1. This psalm is medicine for your soul,
‘The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.’ (Psalm 116:5-9)