Fear causes people to do crazy things. We cannot ignore the pandemic that is crossing this world. However, and especially in times of panic, we turn to God for resolve. Through the gifts of the Spirit, God enables us to care for one another. We check in on our neighbors, encourage and support one another, and pray for healing and wholeness for all people.
For times such as these, we are church. We must trust that God will use us in ways we could never imagine. Continue to be cautious and use proper sanitary practices, but do not stop loving and caring for your neighbor. Pray for those with weak immune systems. Find a way to connect to those who are isolated. Be the body of Christ, comforting and loving all those who suffer.
This message is an excerpt from “For times such as these we are church,” a Women of the ELCA blog by Sara Larson.