Today our Prime Minister, for the first time, gave an address to the Nation. A warning of an encroaching and invisible enemy and for us to do our part to keep it at bay. We’re told to stay calm and not to panic as our daily norm dissolves around us. Supermarkets remain overwhelmed, and popping out just for the bread and milk is no longer such a quick errand. And the fear, the worry lurks.
Immediately after Jacinda Ardern’s address, Oscar’s music went back on, and the lyrics grabbed my attention.
“Let’s take a walk in the jungle. Walking in the jungle. We’re not afraid. We’re not afraid. “
Yes, COVID-19 is serious. Yes, daily life as we know has changed. Yes, we need to be careful. But we do not need to be afraid or be in fear. God is with us. He is our rock, our strength and our help. Daily life and the world as we know it may be changing significantly but God is unchanging. His love is unchanging and His promises unchanging.
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7
Not alone. Not afraid. Trusting in God.