May 5, 2020


Suddenly, it seems like the world as we have known it is unrecognizable. I don’t know about you, but in spite of a lifetime of faith, prayer, and hope, recently I keep thinking,  “Who’s Driving the Bus?”

I do believe with all my heart that it is God’s Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior: the same Jesus who carried the Cross for me and for us all so long ago. The very same Jesus whose resurrection we celebrated just weeks ago.

Jesus’ friend and disciple, John, recorded a lot of who Jesus said that he was and is:

I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me shall never hunger and he who believes in me shall shall never thirst.  John 6:35

I am the Resurrection and the Life.  He who believes in Me, though he may die, yet shall he live.  John 11:25

I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except by Me.  John 14:6

Well Jesus’ credentials are certainly in order. And then there is God’s promise to Jacob and to Israel:  Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; You are Mine.   Isaiah 43:1

So are we ready? We may be in for a bumpy ride, so fasten your seat belts. We know that we need to do everything we can to be safe, care for our families and loved ones, and to do everything in our power to help others. It truly is my belief that our precious Jesus Christ, with God the Father and the Holy Spirit are “driving the bus” and will be with us through this pandemic and until the end of time.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, Son of God, please be with us now. We are an Easter People, but many of us are alone and lonely, but you are always with us. Be with families who are struggling with what seems suddenly like too much togetherness.  Be with those who need food and shelter.  Especially protect all who are caring for those in need every day, trusting you to protect them.   Amen

Written by Barbara Bath

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