Keeping the Faith

March 27th, 2020 by

At first, the spread of COVID-19 was isolated in the far East. Business had carried on as usual and some Americans moved forward with their travel plans.  No one expected the pandemic to spread worldwide and affect men, women, children, and our lives as a whole.  On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization made the announcement that COVID-19 was pandemic.  News stations are flooding us with unbelievable updates regarding the death tolls and infection rates throughout the world.  World leaders are scrambling to work out the containment of the virus.  Meanwhile, our streets and neighborhoods are starting to resemble scenes from the latest zombie apocalypse movie.  

“Why is this happening to us?”

Why is this happening to us at this time? Without answers, we are left uncertain, unclear, and waiving in our faith.  How can we keep the faith at a time when the invisible COVID-19 is taking the lives of some many unassuming people across the globe?  Conspiracy and Doomsday theorists would suggest that we are living in the last days and that we should all brace for the end of the world as we know it.  

Others of us are relying on our faith that, according to the purpose of God, all things work together for the good of those who are called.  There is no foreseeable good that can come from stock market crashes, loss of employment, the sacristy of toilet paper, and the death of loved ones.  Keeping the faith during these times can seem too hard for one person.  But, in the midst of darkness, we are called to be the bright beckon of light shining for the world to see.  Shining to show positivity, love for our neighbors, and faith that all things will work out. 

This is a challenge that we all have to face

We would all be grateful to go to sleep and wake up to realize this was only a nightmare.  But in reality, this is a challenge that we all have to face one way or another.  The way we do that is by keeping the faith.   Fear of the unknown has caused anxiety and panic, and as a result, we have dimmed our lights.  What we have to remember is that we were not given the spirit of fear.

Scripture tells us that faith is the substance of things to be hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. During these trying times, the substance of our faith is being tested. Now, with faith, you cannot check common sense at the door.  Be mindful to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and quarantine yourself and family if you can.  We will get through this. We have faith!  

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We are aware that everyone has been affected by the recent response to COVID-19 but we hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we are still operational and here to assist you.

Whether you are a current client or if you are looking for family law or estate planning assistance, our team is here for you and will continue to be available to address your concerns.

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