Sometimes Old News Is Still Good News.
Today I was reflecting on our Covid journey, looking back at some of the communications we sent out back in March. I came across some notes from the sermon I preached on March 15 – the last Sunday we were all together for in-person worship in the sanctuary. Maybe you’ll find hope in these timeless truths.
What is God telling us in the COVID-19 crisis?
It may be hard to know what GOD says in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are some things we are certain God says all the time, even in a pandemic.
- “Let there be light.” In the beginning, God spoke into the chaos and brought forth goodness and order. God is a God or order and not confusion. His word, spoken into the chaos of today, brings goodness.
- “Fear not, for I have redeemed you.” It’s from Isaiah 43- we have nothing to fear because God has called us to himself, and we belong to him. Our security rests in his divine grace.
- “Peace I give to you.” It is Jesus’ word to the disciples on the day he is resurrected. The peace he gives is rooted in the victory he has over the enemies of sin and death. Our peace today is specific to the resurrection.
- “Love one another, for love is from God.” It’s from 1 John 4- a mandate for us to show love because we are connected to the God of love. Love in preference for our neighbor. Love in changing our schedules.
What is God telling us in the COVID-19 crisis? Maybe nothing new- maybe he is just saying the same things we’ve always heard.
Listen to the Sermon HERE.