Certainly that is the question on everyone’s mind, but with news reports of growing numbers, we slowly realize the end is nowhere in sight. I would be the first to admit this virus has been a major interruption in our lives. While there is little good to be said for a virus that will ultimately cost lives; surprisingly, there is some good that has come from this viral situation that was greatly needed in our society. In families: slowing down from our rat race lives has forced us to once again focus on what is important - our loved ones. Another good from my perspective is my greater appreciation for many of the things we all take for granted: the ability to come and go as we please. The importance of our social relationships [outside of our immediate families] (I can’t tell you how much I miss seeing and hugging you all). I miss our time in worship and the special time we had after - sharing a meal together at a local restaurant. And naturally, I would never again take my groceries, local businesses, and workers for granted. I could go on and on.
So back to the question, “When will it end?” The answer to that question is easy - when the God that allowed it, decides His purpose has been fulfilled, then it will end. One thing for certain, ultra-super-busy lives have been stopped “on a dime” and now God has captured the attention, not just of this country, but the world. It is easy to see how far reaching is His power in something seemingly as small as a virus. Let us thank God for not using something harsher to get our attention. And now that He has the attention of the world - allow your light to shine brightly into the world of darkness.
As many bemoan this virus, let us praise our God for His infinite wisdom, and the good that is coming from it. I want to encourage all to look for ways to be a part of Gods’ solution - not caught up in digesting the problem - God has that.