“Anxiety in a man’s heart weights him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25, ESV. We are aware how important communication is, especially in times like these. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be life saving! However, as I was walking on my treadmill and watching the TV for the latest update from the CDC (Center of Disease Control), about the CV (coronavirus), my mind reflected on something I feel is so important during this time__the CCC (Call, Check, Converse) Connection.
Many of us, before the coronavirus epidemic, were busy going about living life as usual. But despite our business, some would still find time to text in order to check on love ones, if they didn’t have time to call. But now, there is time. I encourage you to pick up your phone and call, for many are living in isolation and fear from what they’re hearing about the CV from the CDC. Too much silence can leave one feeling alone and possibly depressed.
So as we (WE) keep informed through the TV from the CDC about the CV, let us connect with our love ones by way of the CCC: Call your love ones. Let them here your voice. No need to talk long, but only texting can be wrong. Check on them. Ask them how they are doing. Converse with them. Hear what they say. Your voice could be the only one they’ve heard that day. Simply call and ‘say’ hello; you just might make their day!
Proverbs 25:11 (ESV) “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in setting of silver”
Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
I will keep on thanking God for vocal communication. Dear Lord, I thank you in times like these that you have provided a way to stay vocally connected, in Jesus name, amen.