In an unprecedented situation in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would start a lock down from midnight 26 March 2020 for 21 days. But South Africa is not alone. Parts of Europe, Middle East, other parts of Africa and USA share the lockdown experience.
This is foreign for go getters who want to make life happen and for those accustomed to being in charge of outcomes.
In the fertility world, anyone striving to conceive has realised that we are not in control. The best we can do is what is humanly possible and then have faith. We know that all life comes from God, refer to previous blog post on this topic.
So the message is reiterated to all. We do what is possible, we comply with the law and we can still plan for the future, but remember that God holds our future in his hands. Proverbs 16:9 guides us
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.
This time gives us an opportunity to reflect on what is important and be submissive.
James, Jesus’ brother (also called James the Just) guides us in James 4:7-10
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.