Quarantine Perspective from Missionary Caleb Earle

I caught this post on Facebook that our missionary, Caleb Earle Daniel wrote.  His writing is so thoughtful, reflective and insightful.  It is good to know more about this young man and appreciate the skills that he has in communication.  Usually, Caleb would be in Italy training students, however this pandemic is keeping him home. I am thankful for him, and for our Coke’s family that provides support for him to do God’s work no matter where he is.  Enjoy, and thank you Caleb Earle Daniel!  Pastor Lisa

Quarantine Perspective 

I know it’s been hard for everyone as our adventure tanks are running on fumes. Actually, we’ve all really been stranded on the side of the road when it comes to exploration and normal fun activities. I’ve been seeking ways during this time to feed that longing for adventure in this time of limitation.

One thing that’s helped is using my imagination to transform my current situation into a more exciting time. I have tried to look at it from every possible angle. I have enjoyed rest. I have invested in a hobby. I have reconnected with friends, mostly online of course. And, as well as working from home, I have learned new things.

Our perspective is important here. It’s not about ignoring the reality of how hard this situation has been for many. Nor, is it diminishing anyone’s struggle as this crisis has taken so much from so many. I hope that no one feels I’m being insensitive to the hardship people are facing. I have definitely experienced it as well as my whole life changed in a matter of weeks.

I just think it helps a lot in the area of our mental health when we choose to mine for the gold instead of wishing it would magically come up out of the dirt. Even if it’s a golden needle in a hay stack, the idea that it’s there motivates me to search for it, even if it may take a while and I may get frustrated. It’s super easy to become discouraged by what’s happening. There’s so much negativity and fear. I guess I’m just choosing to hope for the best instead of fear the worst.

My King Jesus is on the throne. He has promised to care for His people. He will never leave us nor forsake us. I do not need to worry. That’s what keeps me going.

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