Coronavirus pandemic pandemonium is everywhere. The news is all about the pandemic. Social media is all about the pandemic. Educational leaders are working hard to overcome what looks like an impossible task of teaching students while at home. Teachers are trying to juggle teaching from home as a profession and also teaching their own kids as parents. Parents are working overtime juggling the new titles of homeschool teacher (to their kids) and working remotely from home. Some people are also struggling financially as they have lost their jobs.
I think it’s safe to say that this pandemic is affecting just about everyone, just in a different way. Regardless of how you are being affected by this, it is vitally important to protect your peace. The cares and worries of this world can most certainly weigh you down. In times like these, our minds can be our worse enemy. Our mind can go places that are not in our current reality. How do we protect our peace?
Finally, Jesus left a very special gift for us. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” If you know Jesus, accept the peace He left for us. If you do not know Jesus, this is the perfect time to get to know Him. Simply confess your sins and ask Him to come into your heart to live… and then accept the peace He left for us.
Be blessed this week!
Paula Patterson is a Superintendent of Schools who shares practical points on leadership.