Business As Usual
Here we are smack dab in the middle of a honest-to-goodness global pandemic -or is this the middle? Maybe we're somewhere near the beginning, or maybe we're nearing the end. Whatever the case may be, we could certainly ask more important questions than "When will we get back to business as usual?"
Is what we are experiencing really that unusual in the first place? When were we promised safety? Security? Physical comfort? Yet so many stand with their knees shaking and faith on the verge of collapse because these things now seem so uncertain.
If what we truly desire is certainty then we have but one place we can look and that is to the Cross. As we gather together we often confess these words from 1 John:
"If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
It is in these words that we find certainty. Not in the hollow promises of people who have little power over things like diseases or weather. We must cling to these words because for as outrageous as this promise may be, to God, saving people is business as usual. Our fear does nothing to His promise. Even in the storm -even in the shadow of the valley, the Blood of Christ works; the Body of Christ works; the hope of Christ is certain.
Pax et lux.