For many of us, the Coronavirus pandemic has turned life as we know it upside down. It’s seen NHS staff working harder than ever, schooling taken online, friends and family separated, loss of loved ones, and job uncertainty.
As Christians, we might be asking, where is God in all of this?
This is a question that so many people will have asked since March 2020, one you’ve probably thought about yourself.
Although it may be hard to see at times, it’s important to remember that following Jesus doesn’t mean that we are exempt from facing any challenges. It does, however, help us to look at those challenges differently and trust in God.
Many are longing for the world to return to the way it was, and for COVID-19 to be a distant memory. However, there are probably many things that we have learnt in this time that can be taken forward. Selfless acts of kindness, adaptation and a better work life balance for many, to name just a few.
We’ve also learnt the power of being with one another. In a time when many people have felt isolated and alone, the idea of community, family and friendship seem so much more attractive now than ever before.
In short, life is hard when you have to do it on your own. The great news is that you don’t have to. We need each other, we need to feel connected to others, we need support.