How will this pandemic change your perspectives on what it means to be the church? A spouse? A parent? A son/daughter? A friend? A child of God? If we are willing to see COVID-19 as a vessel through which our hearts can be changed, then we can use it for good (Rom. 8:28) while still seeking to serve others who are suffering and need to see the face of Christ during the days of this virus. God wastes nothing; this virus is no different. People are struggling in hospitals, losing lives, and wondering about how life is going to look in the weeks and months ahead. The church is organized by its head, Jesus Christ, and it's been called to respond to grief and loss in the ways that our Lord and Savior did while on earth. We are to demonstrate love through patience, kindness through compassion, and hope through biblically-supported faith. As our youth minister, Kevin Kiser recently said: "We were made for uncertainty." Yes, yes, yes! We were placed into situations in order to suffer for Christ's name, to help bring healing to broken hearts and to provide comfort for those who long for the deliverance that only Jesus can bring. Now is the time to let COVID-19 be our chance to experience a "fresh reset" in so many ways--technologically, financially, and attitudinally . God is calling us look within and start afresh, and to look with the eyes of Christ at ourselves, our community, our state, our nation, and the nations of the world. When we do, we can see this "fresh reset" as a mode of grace, given to us by God, so that all people might be reconciled to the the Creator of the universe in Christ Jesus and to one another, to the glory of God the Father. Amen!