With concerns over Coronavirus, most of us have been washing our hands raw, and singing “Happy Birthday” over and over and over . . .
The CDC recommends washing your hands for 20 seconds, which is roughly the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. Today I thought to myself, I’m tired of singing “Happy Birthday” over and over throughout the day to no one… (I was fitting in different names for fun, but that got old). So I decided to try other ways to make better use of my time.
The 2 things I mention below help me to stay positive, build my faith, and give God glory. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you too.
Here are two fun spins on how to use your 20 seconds:
1. Sing “Jesus Loves Me,” or another song you love, as long as it falls in the CDC recommenced time of 20 seconds.
I’ve been singing the sweet and comforting song, “Jesus Loves Me.” I timed it to be sure it was approximately the same length as the birthday song. Here’s what I found:
“Jesus Loves Me” sung up to the words in the chorus, “yes, Jesus loves me,” (the first of the 3 times it’s said) is about 20 seconds (depending on how fast you sing). And if you sing through to the end it’s about 32 seconds.
So guess what I’m singing know?
Singing that Jesus loves me reminds me that:
• Jesus loves me,
• The Bible assures me of God’s love,
• I am weak, but He is strong!
Yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me … 🎶🎵🥰
God’s love for us is a powerful Truth to cling to at anytime, and especially during turbulent uncertain times.
2. Say “The Lord’s Prayer
Another fun spin on time spent hand washing is to say “The Lord’s Prayer.” For me it takes about 20 seconds, if you say it to the words, “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen.”
It’s a great way to use this time to build your faith and give God glory, rather than being anxious.
In the Lord’s Prayer:
We declare who he is, we ask for provision, pardon, and protection, and we acknowledge that all glory and power belongs to God. What a beautiful and perfect prayer to say over and over during the day.
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