Pastor's Blog 04-06-2020 Renewal is Coming
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagles . (Psalm 103:1-5)
As I listen to the rain continue to fall today, I am reminded that the Lord longs to renew. Just as this rain renews the ground and all that grows in it, God will renew us when this time of calamity is over.
Our St Bernard doesn’t care one iota about the rain. She goes in and out just as she does during the sunshine. The Chihuahua, however, stays in my lap or behind my legs at all times. She doesn’t want anything to do with that wet stuff.
Some of us have considered this virus more of an annoyance than a catastrophe because we don’t know many that actually have it. But to others, even if they aren’t sick from the virus, every moment that they aren’t working their jobs is money they don’t have for their families. Reaction to this virus runs the full gamut between irritation to desperation. From apathy to dread.
But, I want to remind you that God will renew. Continue to bless His name throughout this crisis—not because of it but in it and through it. Remember that this too shall bring perseverance and endurance.
He is faithful. He is just. His love is from everlasting to everlasting. Praise the Name above all names: Jesus