I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

John 12:46


We had an email from our medical clinic yesterday, saying, “Please do not put your health on hold. You can call the office or go online to the clinic. We will all get through this together.” We who might be undergoing medical issues are cared for.

The world has not stopped entirely.

From what I’ve seen, caregivers care about us—more I believe than they ever might have shown in the past. The caring spirit that brought them to their profession has come to life in a way it may never have before. When I call my mental health worker, I can understand the stress she’s under and the great burden she carries. And all of a sudden, it’s no longer her being there for me and her other clients. Now we’re all there for each other.

In their effort to meet our spiritual needs, pastors, ministers, priests draw close to God in an effort to meet the great needs in their congregations. They’re seeking God’s presence, not for themselves alone, but for the benefit of those they serve. We are cared for. By God and by those who serve him.

Individuals who never thought they had a need for God are coming to realize what he can do for them. They’re getting to know him and understand what God’s love looks like. They’re finding out that with God as part of their life, they don’t need to feel alone. They’re learning what it means to trust. They’re discovering peace, despite the world situation.

It’s when the world experiences it worst turmoil that God’s voice calls the loudest. This is his way. More than any other time in recent memory, God is God.

These lines from Pippa Passes by Robert Browning come to mind:

God’s in His heaven—
All’s right with the world!

 But all’s not right with the world. And yet… he’s still at work. He’s with us still.

And his love is ever-present.