I’ve been reading of folk isolating
From accounts in God’s wonderful Book
It’s been an interesting discovery
I recommend you take a look
In great fear Moses isolated himself
Elijah became thoroughly depressed
2 Emmaus walkers in deep disappointment
And Jonah in rebelliousness.
John was forced onto Patmos,
Daniel used his time to pray
The exiles in Babylon couldn’t sing
They just did not want to stay.
But Moses met God in the burning bush
Elijah encountered God’s care
Jesus himself joined the travellers
and Jonah repented in prayer.
John glimpsed something of heaven
Daniel was protected from harm
God kept His promise to the exiles
in His time He brought them back home
So how are we doing in lockdown?
Is this isolation really so bad?
Are we fearful, depressed, disappointed,
feeling angry, deprived or sad?
These people weren’t perfect or patient
or positive and prayerful throughout
But God knew each detail about them
and met them in all of their doubt.
Let’s not lock Him out of our Lock-down
We might miss something special from Him.
A vision, encounter, experience, prayer,
a scripture or words of a hymn.
Let Lock-down be changed to Look-up
seek His presence, His purpose, His way
Let’s trust Him, His plans and His timing
and live life to the full every day.