We’re living in turbulent times. Tough times. Divisive times. The kind of circumstances that can lead to anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. And in the midst of this turmoil, instead of coming together to support each other, we’ve been forced apart by a global pandemic that is unseen by the human eye, but has managed to wreak havoc in our world in very real ways.
Many of us are wearing face masks when we go into shops, restaurants, or on public transit. Wearing a face mask in public is one of the best ways to help slow the spread of COVID-19 — but not everyone understands how masks can help, or why they matter.
As we approach Memorial Day on Monday, it’s a wonderful time to pray for those who have given their lives as members of the United States Armed Forces, for active duty members of our military, and for their families. It is by their grace we enjoy the freedoms we hold dear, and they are courageous examples of God’s intention for us to love one another, even to the point of laying down our lives for the ones we love.