Dear Church Family,
I was reading an article in this morning’s paper about COVID-19 crime trends. Most traffic-associated incidents have gone down. No surprise there, as there are hardly any cars on the road.
Crimes that have increased are commercial break and enters, which are up by 131 per cent; and stunt driving, up 23 per cent. Both of those tell me that some people have too much time on their hands.
And so, this morning, a couple of passages to caution you against wasting these days and to encourage you to make the best of the opportunities before you.
First, from Proverbs 6:16-19:
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
And from Ephesians 5: 15,16:
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…
Go make the most of this new day.