The global pandemic of the coronavirus has us all looking at a new normal that doesn’t feel that normal at all. We’re learning a new vocabulary, a new set of habits, a new set of rules and a new set of expectations.
There are so many deeply humbling aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Among them is the timing: A couple short weeks ago it would not have seemed plausible that we’d be facing a shutdown of travel between the United States and Europe; a 40 percent fall in airline travel coast to coast, and a suspension of athletic events.
School children are not in class, college and seminary students are not in classrooms and—campus by campus, school by school—the populations have been evacuated.
We should all be hoping—and praying—that social distancing will slow the spread of the virus and, soon, that we’d see an effective vaccine as well.
All of this reminds Christians that our only hope is found in Christ. Our ultimate refuge is only in the one true and living God.
We knew that, but we need to remind ourselves of that—we need to share that with our neighbors—even if we share it with our neighbors at some distance.Read More »