The amazing thing is that every bit of our holiday weekend it is occurring in the midst of Covid-19. That’s because life goes on, even in crises. As does God’s love in Jesus Christ. And it’s this amazing grace that holds it all together.
If we looked at our problems more like challenges, perhaps we would be more hopeful about the future.
It is people like you and me that the Apostle Paul had in mind when wrote to fearful, anxious, beleaguered Christians living in Ephesus: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
My prayer for each of us in this “great pause” is to find the grace in it and to be able to see the risen Lord when he appears to us.
Don’t waste the wonderful opportunity you now have to delve more deeply into God’s heart, live as a newly energized Jesus’ follower and be led by the Holy Spirit step-by-step-by-step.
Psalm 126 gives us great assurance that we will ultimately pass through any and all pain into joy.
Never forget the things you’ve learned about yourself during Covid-19. They are some of the things that matter most in your life. And they are also some of the things that matter most to God.
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