I am currently in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 in my state.
A lot of people are struggling with the restrictions.
Many are kept from seeing friends and family.
A number have lost their jobs.
We have no choice but to stay home. We can only go out for exercise or groceries.
I’m thankful for the gym equipment in my local park because my hubby has been bringing home loads of chocolate (not that I’m complaining…)
It’s a weird time, so we do whatever we can to get through.
As a follower of Christ, I’m comforted that this world is not all there is.
No matter what you go through, it’s not the end of your story.
There is so much hope, both in this world and beyond.
There’s a part of the Bible that talks vividly about heaven. It always moves me.
It describes what God will do when his children meet him face-to-face:
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
‘The old order of things’ includes all the pain and sin and death we struggle with as a result of the fall of man.
But for those who turn from their sin and hand their lives over to Jesus, he promises that one day, in heaven, there will be no more:
+ lockdown due to illness
+ disability due to tragedy
+ sin due to temptation
+ death due to this broken world we live in.
Those who trust in Christ are his children, held securely in his arms for eternity.
God will wipe away every tear from your eyes.
Death and mourning and pain will be long forgotten.
The old order of things will pass away.
God is making everything new.
Hold onto that when all else fails.
May God bless you today and always,