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No Matter What Happens, God is Sovereign Over All of Life

May 19, 2021

Leadership Notes

{The Chronicles of Corona}

I thought I'd share some reflections on the past 14 months.

In March of 2020, when Covid-19 arrived on the scene, there were a lot of unknowns surrounding the virus. My initial reaction was it was going to be like previous outbreaks of influenza, perhaps more like the Spanish flu of 100 years ago than the regular seasonal flu, but not catastrophic. Those of you who know me well know I am not one to overreact or panic or think the worst is about to happen. It's either reasonable, rational, and unafraid or careful, cautious, and unafraid with me.

In that first week, I talked with a few people who had a different take. These are people whose opinions I value and respect. They were more on the side of millions of deaths and a complete overwhelming of our healthcare system. One, my brother, who, with his wife, has a medical supply business, couldn't fill all the requests for body bags they were getting. It was an interesting week.

Covenant Church was one of the last churches in the greater Tecumseh area to switch to online worship only. We resumed in-person worship on June 21, and we never looked back. We did not become a hotspot for transmission of the virus, nor was our building ever closed down outside of pre-pandemic reasons {holidays, etc.}. Our leadership board was steady and faithful during these times. All of our ministry volunteers were stellar, in faith and deed, in those early months up to and including now. God has richly blessed Covenant Church with wonderfully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Challenging times reveal what's in our hearts. Or, as Jesus said, you will know the tree by its fruit. Wherever the people of Covenant Church stood on this issue, their utmost was given for the support of faithful worship and mission. To God be the Glory!