Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17)
This virus stinks, but there has been light in the midst of the pain. When families are not driving each other nuts, parents and kids are eating meals together and watching movies, playing games, and actually talking. This is one of those rare moments when families have the chance to get reacquainted without all the diversions. Take advantage of the opportunity.
Take this opportunity to sit down and eat at least one meal a day as a family. Pray before you eat and perhaps even share one story about your day before you dig in. Even in the worst times, there are opportunities for something better. Focusing on showing interest in those you are stuck in the house with is an unintentional gift.
Pray for opportunities to connect with those you are with in isolation. If you are home alone, get to know yourself. Most of us are uncomfortable with solitude. The only way to get comfortable in our own skin is to lose the distractions and be with yourself. For those with four or more in a house, solitude would be a gift. See your present aloneness as a gift and take advantage of it by getting comfortable in your own skin, alone with God.
Today, prayerfully ponder your specific circumstances. Our daughter is late into her pregnancy, and my wife and I decided she needed to be with our daughter and family, providing babysitting and support when our daughter has son number two. It has forced me to get comfortable in my own skin again, spending time alone. Embrace where you are and allow God to make it a gift.