I grabbed my gloves and face mask before heading to the grocery store. My focus was on getting groceries without catching COVID 19. To the best of my ability, I was attempting to hold on to some semblance of control.
Upon arriving at my destination I soon realized, I was not alone. There were others just like me, wearing gloves and masks while attempting to maintain the mandated social distance. It felt like a strange new sense of normalcy: one we are reluctant to accept.
None of us could have anticipated this new normal: major events canceled, businesses closed and schools suspended indefinitely. In less than a year’s time, our entire world has changed, leaving us steeped in uncertainty about the future.
As many Christians pray for relief and healing, some may question the existence of God amidst this global pandemic. They may wonder how a loving God could allow so much death and hardship. While I cannot answer why, I can say God is not absent or oblivious to our plight. He is moving among us during this time.
Here are 7 of the countless ways God is at work in the midst of a global pandemic:
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