In the midst of the Coronavirus and all the changes we’ve had to make in our lives, there have been many losses to work through each day. Loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, cancellations of high school proms and graduations, loss of gathering together at faith communities, loss of control, loss of physical contact, loss of confidence in the ability to help our children as we need to assist them on online schooling. I am certain you could add to my list.
It is a time of fear for so many. Not only fear but anger at times and disappointment and for many, including myself, a time of frustration as the information we are receiving changes every day on how to care for ourselves and others.
How does a person not have fear and all the other emotions that we are feeling? Humanly speaking, I think it is impossible. Fear, anger, disappointment, and frustration are just some of the emotions people of all ages are experiencing right now. God has given us these emotions. We should be feeling this emotions when we are challenged. This invisible virus is an enemy that the world is coping with. It is a hard time for everyone and we should be able to lament those feelings.
However, we also need to be reminded that, in John chapter 12 verse 46, Jesus speaks and this is what he says just before he washes his disciples feet and not long before he’s arrested to be crucified. Jesus says “I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”
In spite of what is happening around the world, in your community, or in your home, if you believe in Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, you do not need to fear because of the darkness around you because we have the light. Jesus is the light this Easter. He is guiding us and helping us maneuver through the dark moments that you and I may be going through, always giving us the light that we need to inspire us to give us hope. Happy Resurrection Sunday.