A Different Kind of Family

Last week Yeymi & I noticed this snow family across the street from one of our daily stops. This little family stood in a perfect line with the appropriate social distancing.

The whole scene kind of made me sad. Let me explain…

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our lives have become extremely fragmented. We have spent more time with those in our household than we ever expected to. Relationships deepened (or completely fell apart) and we have become even more dependant on technology.

But the saddest part is the (social) distance that we have all experienced. Weddings, graduations and all manner of special occasions were canceled or postponed indefinitely. Travel restrictions prevented us from being with loved ones as they breathed their last breath or brought new life into the world. Even some people that live in the same city haven’t seen each other for over 10 months.

I don’t like this new reality where we can’t hug a hurting friend or even hold their hand to offer comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”




  1. Late last year when my friend and I were having a heart to heart conversation while maintaining the required distance, all I wanted to do was give her a hug when she was upset about something going on in her life and I felt awful that I couldn’t do that like before.

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  2. A hug is such a beautiful medicine….Human touch can be so healing. It is a weird time….and yet there are so many people in the world lonely and depressed even before Corona…may God in His mercy touch all our hearts a d fill us with his satiating love….😍🎀🙏🏼

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