I don’t know about you, but I am emotional during this time. I am worried about my loved ones, about our church, about jobs and the economy. Our world has been tipped over and spilled all over the floor with this disease.
I find I have moments of anxiety and sadness when I dwell on the situation we all are going through. When we feel out of control and everything feels so beyond our comprehension that we can be overwhelmed with sadness in it all.
In the midst of all this fear and stench of death we see amazing human spirit to share and care for others. We see ordinary people carrying out their jobs in order to serve others whether in grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, or delivery trucks. These small acts of heroic service and the gratitude expressed by others remind us of the world God intends for us. Rather than the still ongoing political barfing going on, we are reminded that God has imbued this creation with His goodness. In spite of all our sin and brokenness, God’s goodness still shines past the darkness.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
(Ps 121:1–8 NIV)
The LORD is not sleeping or absent. The LORD is always present working out his Kingdom purposes. The Kingdom challenge for every Christian is how are we a part of what God is doing.
That is why your Church, Concordia, is here. Preaching the Word, reminding you of God promises and encouraging you in the Spirit.
“Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:8