It is easy to get discouraged during this time where our lives still look so different than what we consider normal. Not having our typical events makes us long for the time with no masks, unhindered community, and the freedom to give a handshake or hug. I am reminded of the passage in James 4:13-17 as James speaks about how no one knows what tomorrow brings.
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’ yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’ As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
We are living in a unique season of truly not knowing what tomorrow will hold for us. We can choose to live in fear about this or to trust in God’s will and continue to do the right thing and serve Him through the means possible. As I look back on these last eight months full of uncertainty and adaptation, I am more encouraged than ever to see that our God will never be shaken. I praise God as I see more students than ever being trained how to lead Bible studies, share their testimonies, and evangelize every week by our staff. I pray that God continues to find us faithful to Him as we remember the ways He has always been faithful to us and His promises.