What is all this leading to??
Clearly it would be difficult to write an article today and not mention the situation we are facing with the COVID-19 virus. As we manage through each day with constant changing information, we hope and pray that there will soon be a solution to return our lives back to normal. We may all be asking ourselves, “Where is all this leading to??” As we look ahead to the coming weeks, we look to our leaders and medical professionals to find the most effective ways to avoid the virus, prevent it from spreading, and a vaccine to protect us.
But for now, we manage our days as best as we can, working and schooling from home, keeping our distance from each other, washing our hands and simply trying to understand what is happening to the world around us. We all want this to come to an end soon, but at this time we just don’t have clear line of sight as to when. We wonder, we hope, and we pray for everyone’s health, and search for answers to when it will end, and how our world will be changed.
As we take each day at a time, and look ahead to the coming weeks, let’s also remember the coming of Easter Sunday, just days away now. Yes, our celebration may look and feel different this year than past years, but it will still be there, on our calendars, and won’t be cancelled or postponed. Somehow and some way, we know that God’s Hand is in all that is going on today, and we can never doubt His Presence in our lives, regardless of any circumstances.
As we look ahead to Easter and reflect upon God’s Son saving our world, we can immediately answer the questions of “What is all this leading to?” This, and everything in our lives, leads to one place and One Person – The Cross, and Jesus. As Christians, no matter how difficult and challenging our lives can be in this world, we always have an answer to the that question. With certainty, we know our lives lead to Jesus on the Cross; and know that He sacrificed His life to save each of us.
We don’t know what changes will come tomorrow with the virus, and we don’t know what our world will be like in one week, one month, or one year. But we DO know that our Lord will never leave us, will always hear our prayers, and will always have His Spirit among us.
We need each other, and we need Jesus. This is a time for all of us to look to each other and to Jesus and pray. As Easter approaches, let’s turn our minds and hearts to the Cross, and remind ourselves that at the Cross we have hope, we have peace, we have love,……we have Jesus.
God Bless you all,