“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10
The hard truth is that every day we face strange and mysterious realities. There are forces in both the physical and spiritual world that make life dangerous, fragile, and confusing. But these forces are not the last word on our existence.
Every day, including the day you will never remember and the day the NBA shut down, is an opportunity to make choices. And our fundamental choice is this: in whom (or what) will we place our trust.
Circumstances are an invitation. They welcome us into an awareness of how fragile and out of control we really are. But this, ultimately, is not a cause for fear. It is a setting for faith. And for worship.
What does Job do when everything is taken away from him? He worships. What does he do when all is restored to him? Also, he worships.
There is so much to concern us. There is also so much to be thankful for. The transcendent truth through it all is that Christ Is. He is good. He is enough. He is worthy of our praise. And of our trust.
In the wake of the worldwide pandemic, there is power in a pause. A deep breath. To remember that Christ is and that his name is exalted, no matter the circumstance.
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