Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth...No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying...(From Isaiah 65:17-21)
Like many of us, I have wept and mourned over the events surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. I have worried about my patients, my friends, my colleagues, my former coworkers, bringing this home to my family, being quarantined away from my own wife and kids, not being allowed to help in the way I am capable, not having the resources to save everyone, and I’ve worried that I’m not going to do nearly enough for those in need. I’ve also wept with frustration over those who won’t socially isolate, those who are cavalier with the health of those around them, those who are making this political and dabbling in conspiracy theories, those who keep putting up false information on social media, those who are still gathering or having play dates. I’m sure all of us have wept at the thought of our savings running out, having enough money to pay the rent, being able to afford groceries, and running out of the things we need. But, my dear friends, all of this is about to change! If we listen to the LORD, we shall hear the ending to this outbreak and this difficult time—“No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying” because God will wipe away our tears and renew our strength! God will provide! God will renew us, will get us back up on our feet, will put an end to the weeping and mourning, and God will make all things new again! Have faith, listen to reason (and the CDC), use the brain God gave you, and ALL of this will be taken care of in the “new heavens” and the “new earth” that God is creating right here, right now! Amen!
on Monday, March 23 at 9:48AM