Thursday, March 19, 2020

Be still...

A good word from God in the midst of a lethal pandemic: "[God] says, 'Be still, and know that I am God.”

God is still sovereign and as we place ourselves in the loving hands of the crucified and risen Jesus, God the Son, we have nothing to fear.

That, of course, is not a license to take stupid risks. And it doesn't mean that we should not listen to the medical professionals and public health officials when they tell us to maintain social distancing, self-quarantining, frequent hand-washing, and the use of sanitizer.

After all, Christians believe our bodies are the Holy Spirit's temple over which we are called to exercise good stewardship.

Nor does God promise that believers in Christ are immune from the realities of this imperfect and fallen world.

But in the midst of it all, we can be still, knowing that we belong to the God Who saves all who trust in Christ for life with Him that begins now, even in the midst of uncertainties and grief and will be made perfect in the day of the Resurrection.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)

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