“God is our refuge and strength,
a very sufficient help in troubles.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth change,
and though the mountains totter into the midst of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though mountains shake with its surging water.”
May I be bold enough to add, “though a virus infects throughout the earth, and though people fall, though economies totter, though our healthcare system shakes”.
We are not a people accustomed to uncertainty. We are accustomed to regular returns, predictable profits, and a pill for every malady. We are accustomed to the refuge of a regular wage and the strong towers of a robust hospital.
Where does the anxiety of this time come from? Why do we hear of despair from COVID’s destruction?
The earth has changed, and our response has been an innate cry for help in these time of trouble. That cry…
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