1 Peter 5:6-11
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
This is part of today’s lectionary passage and I decided to use it in the morning prayer service. It struck me deeply, especially where Peter says that, after we have suffered a little while, Christ will restore us.
That, my friends, is good news. That is what we need to remember. This situation will end, and God will restore us. Maybe things will never be the same, maybe things need to change in a different way, but we will be restored. By God.
Please keep that in mind as we begin this new week of social distancing.