“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9)
This charge was spoken by God to Joshua as he prepared to enter into the promised land. These were uncharted territory. No one alive with Joshua had ever set foot in the promised land. They had no idea what awaited them. They had no idea what peoples, nations, and enemies they would be facing. All they had was the promise of God. And that was more than enough!
We are living in uncharted times. Very few alive today have ever lived through a global pandemic. Things are changing so rapidly, no one alive today knows for sure what tomorrow holds. No one alive today has any idea what problems and challenges await in the days to come. All we have is the promise of God. And that is more than enough!
What is certain is – as the promised land was the land God had promised to the Israelites – that God wants his church to be a blessing to the nations and God intends to use the church and her saints to establish God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
Little Church and Lakewoodgrace, it is not by accident nor chance that you and I are the ones alive at this particular time in God’s history. God has given us the privilege to be the ones who get to declare the glories of the One who has placed us in such a time as this. You are not living through the Covid pandemic by chance or accident. God placed us here, and it is God who intends to use us to be a blessing and light.
Claim this day for the LORD. This is the day that the LORD has made: rejoice and be glad in it. “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD our God is with us wherever we go.” Little Church and Lakewoodgrace, let us take our place in God’s plan to bless our world.