Last month I joked with Andrew that if the world economy collapsed (as some media outlets were predicting) that I knew of at least one good friend who would let us live in her basement until we could get our feet on the ground. This month her house burned to the ground.
Last week an elderly man in our building died of Covid-19. He hadn’t left his apartment during all the weeks of quarantine, and was probably infected by one of the medical personnel who visited him on a regular basis.
Both of these events were fresh reminders of how little control we actually have over our lives. Our careful planning can be instantly obliterated by unexpected circumstances. (Hello 2020!) Yet, the Lord calls us to trust Him no matter the situation. Does that make us idiots? Or does it show that we know the source of all Reality? “Who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?” (Ps 18:1) Christ is the only sure foundation of our hope. He is on His throne and His kingdom is unshakeable. (Heb 12:28) He never changes, He never forsakes us, and He never forgets us. “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken.” (Is 54:10) Let’s continue to hold on to Him when every other foundation is crumbling.