Recently, I posted on my Facebook page an item written by my 14-year-old granddaughter: her take on the whole COVID–19 situation. Kylie loves writing and is very creative; someday she wants to write novels and screenplays. Well, that post went rather viral with thousands of shares, likes, and reactions. I’ve put it down below for you to read.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about Covid, where you will find toilet paper, whether or not schools will stay open, nor wondering if these masks really work? Is not life more than Corona? And the body more than perishable goods? Look at South Dakota, they neither worry nor shut down. Yet I tell you, even California in all its glory, was not arranged like that state. But if God supplies food and shelter for China, will he not do the same to you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious about having no vaccines for Covid, or wearing masks that don’t work, or being stuck in your house for months. For we seek relief from these things, and your Heavenly Father knows. But seek first, not the paper towels which everyone else is, but seek God and his kingdom and all these things will be added to you.
My granddaughter shared that she was inspired to write this when her mom (my daughter Renee) was helping Kylie’s younger sister Lexi memorize her Twelve Stones Christian Academy (our Christian school) memory verses—Matthew 6:31–32. Renee was having fun with Lexi, making a COVID version of the two verses, and Kylie decided to do that with the whole passage. About ten minutes later, she had written the above. She shared with me why she decided to write it:
I wanted people to have a good laugh and know that God’s Word applies to us every single day and in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes you just have to put it in the right words for people to hear it.
I hope you were encouraged by Kylie’s adaption of this glorious and timeless passage of Scripture that applies to us today even in the midst of coronavirus:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25–34)
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.