A daily spiritual thought | Monday April 6, 2020

I don’t know about you – but my first thing in the morning, when I wake up, is to grab my smart phone. You know, on February 13, our first granddaughter Emilia was born in Munich, Germany. We had bought our tickets well in advance, and we were about to fly over to Germany at the end of winter quarter. Then the lock-down hit. We had to cancel this long expected and exciting visit. Every day we get updates and the “pic of the day” of our precious sweet little Emilia. That’s why my first thing I do in the morning is to grab my phone to look for the “pic of the day” (or even an occasional video).

I discovered, though, that my second thought is “coronavirus”…
What is new?
How many deaths?
How is Germany doing?
What about California?
How is the stock market doing?

… and I get overwhelmed by bad news – all over the place. The joy of Emilia is replaced by the worries of the day.

Then I decided that I no longer have second thoughts; I don’t have to listen to every voice and to every advice. Don’t get me wrong! I try to stay informed – but, I do not need to listen to every voice.

Focus on good news!
Focus on the good news!

I pray that you experience God’s grace and love today!

—Friedbert Ninow