IC Week Two Title

By Dan Etheridge

Week two: Isolation…

How are you getting on. Are you stuck home with family? Getting fed up of just seeing friends through a screen? Exhausted all the decent shows on Netflix?

Isolation is forcing us to live life in a completely new way. We hope you’re coping O.K. and have found ways to connect with others and maintain friendships. It’s likely your church, youth group and community probably look very different and several weeks in, you might be thinking that connecting online is starting to feel a bit frustrating. But as we look at persecuted Christians around the world for whom isolation is not a new thing, they show us that this time of enforced distancing can actually be an opportunity for us to get closer to each other, and closer to God.

So, for the next 20 minutes or so (see the note on the below if you’re not a big reader), take some time to focus in on God, a source of comfort, hope and friendship in these times of enforced isolation and social distancing.

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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