Dear Friend in Christ,
The days seem to drag on and on with not much changing. Each day brings with it more unknown or uncertain outcomes. When we are assured that things are moving forward, we are shortly after informed of a new wrinkle in those predictions. Frankly, most of us are just fed up and tired of the inconsistency and seemingly endless authorities telling us what is or is not a fact.
In many ways we should not see this as anything that is too unusual. We as humans simply know little about the mysteries of this life. We find our leaders trying to tell us to believe in science and yet science changes its opinion every other day. Even if this is all taken care of in the next few months or years, there is the uncertainty of if it could happen again. We never saw this one coming so what makes us so sure that another one would be caught more quickly and resolved in any shorter manner?
So, we find our focus fixed on fear, our daily existence, and far away from the surety of God. Even if science can miraculously come up with a vaccine that will with 100 % certainly arrest this disease, death is still waiting for each of us. We have allowed fear to dictate so much of our lives that it will be interesting to see how we manage to put fear down and begin to live again.
The hands of human intellect will not be able to bring about a freedom from fear. Even as we are assured of a vaccine that is 90% effective, we find a new variant that this vaccine may not work as well to prevent. Fear is an uncertainty of the unknown. To God all things are perfectly known. The only way that we will be able to finally overcome what has such a stranglehold on us now is to fix our eyes on another focus. To fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.
Certainly, use the gifts and resources that God has provided; but don’t allow fear to remove the peace that is only available from our loving Savior. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes!