At the beginning of every year, we hear predictions from politians, economists, geologists, etc. about what we would face and how the year would be. We have heard no such forecasts for this year 2021! We learnt from this pandemic to start seeing things present around us. We scrutinize ourselves at the end of the day and say thanks to God that we have survived that day. It is like the Israelites depending on the ‘Manna’ for the day and proceeding forward with contentment. Some tried to share the Manna for the next day and some murmured about eating the same Manna every day. Of course, God’s plan was established at the end. Let us ask God to give us that contentment and dependency on Him!
As we see the pandemic stretching into 2021, a wave of fear is floating around these days! God’s word, ‘don’t be afraid’, is a recurring statement which we need to hear each day as even His close disciples had to hear when they were caught up in their fears, doubts and uncertainties. Let us be courageous people remembering His great presence always with us. Particularly when people are affected by Corona, His presence will be much closer and He does not need to keep social distancing! Yes, Covid-19 has a power to affect our outer body but it cannot touch our inner being. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Let us ask God to give us that courage in Him!
In this continuing uncertain future, let us remember Mary’s prayer from Luke 1:38, 38“I am the Lord’s servant,” “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Let this be our prayer too, committing ourselves to the will and work of God.