Keep on the Rock

Keep on the Rock
The world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you noticed the inclusiveness of this pandemic? There is not a part of our world that is void of suffering today. Yesterday we received word that a dear friend’s daughter (a missionary in Peru) had just lost her father-in-law, there in Peru, to the COVID-19 virus.

Amazing how a virus has made us all aware of our vulnerability and our inabilities. Whether we are a “super-power” or a “third-world” country, it doesn’t make a difference. We are all infected and affected by this insidious disease. We are all in this together. We are hurting, we are fearful, we are filled with questions and doubts. What are we to do?

We do what must be done. Scientists, doctors, nurses, hospital and clinic staff, first-responders, nursing home workers, pastors, teachers, funeral directors, compassionate ministries such as food pantries and soup kitchens… and the list goes on, are all doing what must be done. In the face of what seems insurmountable odds, we lean forward together into an unknown future hoping, praying, believing a better day is coming.

What holds us together and keeps us going? Love! Love for our own families, love for our neighbors, love for humanity fuels the daily challenges and energizes the tired bodies and souls as we continue to seek answers to important questions–answers that will bring us some semblance of peace and what will be a new normal.

One thing has not and will not change: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” ¹           

He has not and will not abandon us who have placed our faith and trust in Him who said, “I will never leave or forsake you,” ² and “I am with you always even to the end of the age.” ³

O Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand. Stay on the Rock, my friend. God be with you. Amen!

  1. Hebrews 13:8
  2. Hebrews 13:5
  3. Matthew 28:20

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