“In this time of desperation, when all we know is doubt and fear, There is only one foundation: we believe, we believe.”
A pandemic is undoubtedly a time of desperation, doubt and fear. You can see this through empty shelves in supermarkets and people continually using hand gel at regular intervals. I’m not intending to dig at these things and say they are inherently wrong after all, as we keep hearing, we are living in unprecedented times.
The world is broken. We need to remember our one foundation that will not change, our salvation, Jesus. We believe in God the Father, we believe in Jesus Christ, We believe in the Holy Spirit, and He’s given us new life. We believe in the crucifixion, we believe that He conquered death, We believe in His resurrection, and He’s coming back again. And we need to share this with the broken generation, with the desperate, with the afraid, with the doubting, before it is too late.
Across the world pictures of rainbows, often made by children, have started appearing in windows of houses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. People are displaying them in an attempt to spread hope and maintain morale in these difficult times.
God created the rainbow as a sign of the covenant that He made, promising never to flood the whole earth destroying life again (Genesis 9:8-17). It was to be a reminder to Him and also could be seen as a sign of hope for us.
So, in this time of desperation, when all people seem to feel is doubt and fear, let us remember God who brings light to the darkest of places. And let’s pray that we can somehow bring some of God’s light and hope to this desperate, broken, dark world.
– Sophie Spree