After the virus

screenshot of file on computer desktopI started a list: “After Virus.” I’m writing down things I want to do after things return to a new normal.

So I’m trying to be optimistic. As I see so many people in really tough situations, like several friends who have lost their jobs, I get sad – and frustrated.

This has been unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. So it’s a real challenge to know what to think about it all.

But I know for certain that God has not changed. I know in my heart that he is still the ruler of the universe. And the big and small problems that those little microbes are causing are known by God. He has a plan, which comforts me.

I’ve been reading a great book about prayer, A Praying Life, by Paul Miller. The primary theme seems to be utter dependence on God. This crisis has brought that point home in new ways!

Finally, this verse encourages me like nothing else…

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

Paul Merrill writes here every First Friday.