The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
These words were spoken to people in transition, to people in need of reassuring hope. For us, we are hopeful that the end of lockdown is in sight – well that is our prayer as we await another announcement!
As we wait, may we be people of HOPE. May we choose to transition with a renewed sense of purpose, worship and thankfulness to God; rededicated service; a determination to deepen friendships; a renewed passion for work and a renewed commitment to love and care for others more than ever before.
As followers of Christ, we know our hope is not in vain, as it is based on the steadfast and lavish love of our creator and redeemer God. He is worthy of our trust, and He can aid us in conquering our apprehension, as we transition to a new COVID normal. Jesus said, “Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33), not long before His death on our behalf. Jesus is able to help us as we consider the big topics of managing mind shifts, expectations and worries.
Now is the time to live out our convictions: to be modest in appearance and attitude; honest and full of integrity; helpful, patient and respectful to all and to overflow with joy and peace. Showing Christ’s love through the way we live our lives is the most powerful means by which we might share the hope that we have in the midst of our earthly fears and anxieties.
As we continue to place our hope in Christ, He will sustain us and those around us.
Be a people of Hope as we start to transition to life after the COVID lockdown.
Dawn Penney and the Korus Connect Family
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