Hope for a Time Like This

Sometime in late-April, the death toll from COVID-19 is expected to reach its peak in our country. Fear, anxiety, and grief abound. We are all on a journey of reassessing the value of life and its various pursuits. Easter has always been a time to reflect on our mortality and the hope of eternity. It is fitting—a divine irony—that it would fall at the hour of our greatest need in this pandemic.
In our series, we will continue to focus on that Resurrection day when hope and despair collided, and hope emerged the victor. But, we want to shift our focus to what this means for our present horror. We want to see how hope is the victor over despair even now. Even as people suffer. Even in a pandemic. Over the next four weeks, we are going to explore what this crisis is laying bare in the human heart, and how we can be shaped by our trials into citizens of a heavenly kingdom.