We are now in the season of Easter, the season of resurrection, the season of new life. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that we are spiritual beings. Whether we realize it or not, we are spiritual beings on a human journey. Through our own intentional spiritual care, we are slowly able to recognize that the problem of coronavirus is right here at the face of our global community; it’s a challenge that requires global cooperation and unity, a component of compassion to alleviate suffering, and a greater responsibility to exercise our faith to witness divine intervention. Though the COVID-19 crisis has brought the world to a halt and sadly, the health and economic impact will likely be disastrous, if we are willing to approach this unprecedented time from a spiritual angle, and view it through a spiritual perspective, we might see that the pros will outweigh the cons, making us a global community with spiritual connectivity. Together, we are One.
“But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11)
We thank you that you sent your Son to bring us life; life in the fullness of Life for eternity. We give thanks that we share in the new life of Christ’s resurrection; that Christ is alive in each one of us, and for his Spirit who dwells deeply in our being. We pray for the healing of our sick and broken world. May all of Creation receive your healing through the same power that raised Christ from the grave. Today and everyday, may we receive your life and your strength that God in Christ reveals in the fulfilled hope of the resurrection promise. We thank you that all things are possible for those who believe, and that you are moving in and through us today and every day. In Resurrection hope, we pray. Amen.