Reflections from the Rector.
March 25, 2020
Scary, isn’t it? All of the sudden, in the early Spring of 2020, the world deals with a new virus – COVID-19 (coronavirus). Because of this virus being a novel virus, we don’t know how to combat it. Perhaps, thinking to ourselves, “Do I have it? Will I get it? My family? Friends? What is going to happen next?”
These are very important questions to ask and to answer. Still what is really the issue before us? The world has endured other pandemics. Chances are this will not be the last. So, what is truly scaring us? Fear -it is the fear of the unknown.
There have been three truths that have helped in curbing my fears. God states in Holy Scripture, “I am your God and you are my people.” The assurance God claiming us brings comfort in the reality God watches over God’s children.
The next is Jesus boldly claiming, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is our direction, our guide, to being in an intimate and loving relationship with the One who creates us.
The third statement is the last words Jesus speaks in the Gospel of Matthew, “I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” God in Christ is with us. God is with us in this time of the unknown, of fear, of apprehension – God is with us so we will not be overcome by fear.
I honestly do not have answers to the important questions we are asking ourselves presently. What I do offer is God’s promise and commitment to be present, to comfort, and to love us in Jesus.
Yours in Christ,