A crisis creates clarity

A crisis tends to create clarity about what’s important.

Many of the things we were really concerned about even two months ago are now way down the priority list. We’re now dealing with essentials.

And what is essential?

Our hope in God. And the people around us.

Sure, there are other things. But those are up there, aren’t they?

Wouldn’t it be great if those things stayed at the top of your priority list, no matter what you happened to be going through?

Psalm 39:4-7 says this:

“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is…
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure.
Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth
without knowing whose it will finally be.
But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.”

These words are both sobering and focusing.

It’s never too late. Why not use this time of upheaval to re-establish the priorities that matter most?

By Matthew Ruttan

Click here for a 1-minute video about our Holy Week services at Westminster.

–“Dear Church, it’s the pastor, don’t come to church this Easter.” This is a letter in the form of a blog to the church. You can check it out here!

–“Hope when it hurts.” That’s my latest sermon; click here to access YouTube or audio-download options.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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