As we face this great evil, coronavirus, sent from hell itself, we need not be alone. And we needn’t despair.
As Martin Luther, inspired by Psalm 46, reminds us in his finest hymn, God is our fortress.
And God has sent us a Champion, Jesus Christ, Who has defeated sin, death, and the devil through His death and resurrection. Even today, Jesus fights for us and stands with us today, sending His Word and the Holy Spirit to empower us to trust, to believe, in Him in all circumstances, enabled to stand against evil by loving God and loving neighbor.
All who have been saved by God’s reckless love through faith in Jesus know that nothing can separate them from God.
I pray that all my Facebook friends will take heart from knowing that through faith in Jesus Christ, God is your mighty fortress!
Here is the entire psalm which inspired Luther's hymn (it's copied from biblegateway.com and presents the rendering of the psalm in the New International Version).