As we continue to keep our distance, COVID-19 continues its rampage: stealing, killing and destroying people, incomes, occupations... and hope? I trust not. I trust God and hang on His every Word.
So let's consider the overall plot and be actors who study the breakdowns:
We're in a big world war with pestilence. We weren't prepared. We got caught by surprise. The enemy loves our naivety and stepped into our shock to wreak havoc. Even so, we pulled ourselves together. Heroes emerged in every hospital, risking everything to help the helpless.
1) Life as we know it was stolen from us: work, school, church, pay and social gatherings. We turn back to the Source of all life: God. We start to reset our priorities, count the blessings still present, and we wait. In these faithful actions, we please the One Who will rebuild, restore and renew us.
2) Millions are sickened and many are killed. What good can possibly be found in this? A) Greater appreciation of loved ones, as families and friends are brought closer. B) Remembrance that death is a door we face. When our turn comes, we're wise to be prepared. Yes, we mourn, but not quite as others do.
3) Our enemy's #1 objective is to destroy hope, faith and love in God. Because without them, we are living dead. But he lost big once, and he's losing now. We refuse to give up these three lifelines. God promises hope will not disappoint, faith will move mountains and love never fails.
The Coronavirus will surely lose.
## Hope: Amidst COVID-19 (Part 2)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hope series.