Brother Roberto Escamilla, a member of The Four, shared this thought.

In the context of our present crisis and the resulting anxiety of Covid-19, the obvious and inevitable question arises, “where is God in the light of all the tragic consequences of this global pandemic?” 

We believe in the omnipresence of God, in all kinds of circumstances and especially in the midst of crisis. we know his grace abounds in our weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

In my own attempt to arrive at some kind of an answer, I remembered the beautiful and poetic words of James Russell Lowell, “Behind the dim unknown, standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.” The poet has referred to the incredible grace of God that sustains us, in the midst of very troubled waters and an uncharted future. 

We believe in the omnipresence of God, in all kinds of circumstances and especially in the midst of crisis. We know that His grace abounds in our weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9) 

We have reason to be confused due to all the uncertainty, but let me suggest that we take it one day at a time and prayerfully consider utilizing your time in one or more of the following: 

  • Take a special time for silent prayer and contemplation and write down positive insights from your experience. 
  • Write notes, journal, and send texts, letters or e-mails to relatives and friends to strengthen their faith. 
  • Read a few of the Psalms daily and especially Psalm 46. (“Be still and know that I am God.”) 
  • Pray for all those persons who are experiencing the challenging consequences of this crisis. 

My granddaughter, Shelby, has some insightful words in the recording of her voicemail greeting I would like to share with you: “May you find joy this day and new hope for tomorrow.” This is my hope and my prayer for each and every one of you. 

“Jesus is Lord.”

O Lord, give me the serenity to accept the things that cannot be changed today. Amen.