Disruption

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:21, 27, 33-34 Throughout the world, we are experiencing a level of disruption to which we are unaccustomed. People’s daily, comfortable routines are broken. Going to work each day is an uncertainty. Long planned vacations have been canceled. All of us are being asked to cut ourselves off from gatherings and relationships. This lack of comfort and security is causing mass anxiety, panic, and worry. People are hoarding basic supplies. Market shelves have been cleared of food and other essentials. So many are trying to preserve their sense of security and independence. Sadly, this reaction is just as common in those who follow Jesus as those who do not. Unfortunately, security in this world is not promised by God. Despite its best attempts, humanity’s efforts to create a utopian kingdom without God are precarious at best. The COVID-19 virus and its spread serve to remind all of us that life is fragile and not to be taken for granted. Hope is not found in good health, predictability of growing economies, or Hope is found in the kingdom of God. It is this Kingdom to which Jesus continually directed the eyes of his followers. If you have made a claim to follow Jesus, then you are a citizen of...

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