Writing today as part of the Five Minute Fridays weekly free-write. Today’s writing prompt is TOMORROW.
James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
Over the last few weeks at work, we’ve gotten many emails from our customers telling us they value the health and safety of employees and suppliers during this challenging time, but we should be ready and willing to adjust to their ever-changing orders. To prioritize their needs in this fluid information environment. Yeh, and how does that work? Now that most are shutting down, they want us to be ready to start up at the usual pace, at a moment’s notice.
I get it. Without customers, there is no business, no work, and that’s a high impact on all of us, in a bad way. But in the many communications received, I never got the impression that suppliers and the public were the number one concern.
Then, I received an email from Kohl’s and within the message, Kohl’s CEO, Michelle Gass said this, “During these times, it is as important as ever to lean into what matters most and what inspires all of the work we do at Kohl’s—family.”
Finally, someone got it right. Granted, we are the customer in this scenario, but her complete statement made me understand that company leadership values its employees while encouraging all readers to “lean into what matters most”. Thanks, Michelle.
Hebrews 3:13a But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today…
So, let’s do that. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. But today, even from home we can pray for friends and family, check on neighbors, read to our kids, make home-cooked meals, get deeper into God’s word, and love each other.
And thank God for our devices, most of which allow us to see and talk to family that we can’t visit right now.
So, make the most of these days as we pause our usual pace. Let’s use the time to develop new habits of human connection for tomorrow. And when it’s time to start up again, let’s do it with a renewed mindset.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Friends, all we have is today but, God is still in control and that’s one thing that doesn’t change.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Chris is the same yesterday and today and forever.
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