We were all going into 2020 saying ‘This is the year, I’m seeing 20/20, I’m accomplishing all my goals and going to win this year.’ But then Corona. And because of Corona, everything we were hoping for in 2020 became irrelevant. For many of us our hopes and dreams were replaced with fear, anxiety, confusion, loss and division.
However, I believe that with Corona we have all been given 20/20 vision into the very heart of mankind. Our hearts trust in things that are fragile. We trust in health, stock markets, political parties, material possessions, jobs, eating out, etc. For most of us, our response to the threat of Corona has told us that we are not free. Our emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing depends too much on these things that go up and down, are here one day and gone tomorrow.
We lifted up in our hearts the objects of our trust as if they were a god. And these gods that we had lifted up have fallen, and great was their fall (Matt 7:27). We have fallen with them.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our inner wellbeing doesn’t have to be dependent on outside forces. There is a way to have peace, joy, and love in all circumstances. There is a way to still love someone who doesn’t have the same beliefs as you. There is a way to Be Free.
That Way is the person of Jesus Christ.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters;and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.3 Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live." Isaiah 55:1-3a