Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters…Isaiah 43: 16, 19
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
When people are in exile, God makes a way. When people are confused and losing hope, God makes a way. When people do not know how long they can cope with the present moment, God makes a way. Next week is Holy Week; I hope it will remind us all that there is nothing–not even death–that is stronger than our God.
As the full impact of this virus and the necessary social distancing plays out, we will not lose hope. We will not give up. We know that God is at work even in the midst of this and when we return to a more normal routine, we will return as a wiser, more faithful people because we have seen what God can do.
We know God is making a way through this. I firmly believe part of that way is the church leading people to make choices that protect them and the most vulnerable.