Coranavirus: We have all been exposed – by Lisa Cherry

COVID-19

WE HAVE ALL BEEN EXPOSED
– March 25,2020 by Lisa Cherry, Frontline Family Ministries

Expose our junk, Lord, lay it bare before You.
We’ve all been exposed.
Not necessarily to the virus.
(maybe…who even knows)
We’ve all been exposed BY the virus.

Corona is exposing us.
Exposing our weak sides.
Exposing our dark sides.
Exposing what normally lays far beneath the surface of our souls,
hidden by the invisible masks we wear.
Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind.

Corona is exposing our addiction of comfort.
Our obsession with control.
Our compulsion to hoard.
Our protection of self.

Corona is peeling back our layers.
Tearing down our walls.
Revealing our illusions.
Leveling our best-laid plans.

Corona is exposing the gods we worship:
Our health
Our hurry
Our sense of security.
Our favorite lies
Our secret lusts
Our misplaced trust.

Corona is calling everything into question:
What is the church without a building?
What is my worth without an income?
How do we plan without certainty?
How do we love despite risk?

Corona is exposing me.
My mindless numbing
My endless scrolling
My careless words
My fragile nerves.

We’ve all been exposed.
Our junk laid bare.
Our fears made known.
The band-aid torn.
The masquerade done.

So what now? What’s left?
Clean hands
Clear eyes
Tender hearts.

What Corona reveals, God can heal.
Come Lord Jesus.
Have mercy on us.

7 Comments

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7 responses to “Coranavirus: We have all been exposed – by Lisa Cherry

  1. Anne Maliborski

    That’s beautiful!😍

  2. William Hunter, Jr.

    Thanks, Father. Take care of yourself, and stay safe. You’re in our prayers.

    litteralis

  3. Tom Schott

    Perfect.

  4. Jim Anderson

    Second Chronicles 7
    13 If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, 14 if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.

  5. Robert Moreland, Kathy Moreland

    We pray everyday that our political leaders will repent and ask for forgiveness from Our Lord. We were heartened on 3/28 when President Trump mentioned that we will get through this infection “through the grace of God”. We hope that his rebirth rubs off on others in Washington, D.C. and around the world.

  6. Hello! I actually wrote this poem. Not sure who Lisa Cherry is. I would love for it to be linked to its original source and site please. https://www.cmalliance.org/news/2020/03/25/weve-all-been-exposed/
    By Sarah Bourns
    You can see the original post on my facebook page

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