If something this quarantine has given us, is time to take care of ourselves, rest and entertain ourselves at home, but also time to think. Many of us have thought the same thing in the face of this crisis: where is God, and why does he allow so many deaths? It is not the first time that we think of something as humanity. We even ask ourselves the same thing about problems that affect us individually, like a sudden illness or a traumatic divorce.
It is not strange that in these difficult moments we come to have a crisis of faith, for it is true that the presence of God does not manifest itself overnight, ending suffering tomorrow if we ask it of it today. However, God is alive and his presence is real, he suffers with us when we lose a loved one or when we don’t know what will happen with our jobs, but he also gives us the encouragement we need to face each challenge. God is giving wisdom to the minds of researchers looking for a vaccine, He is in the tired hands of doctors and nurses, in hospital respirators, in the hard work of those who are still active so that we do not lack the essentials, and above all, God is there listening to us and understanding us when we pray with faith to overcome this situation.
The truth is that we thought we were invincible, but we are vulnerable. We thought we were capable of controlling everything, but life and death are out of our hands. However, we are not alone. God is with us, and he will help us, doing the miracle in each one, so that together we can face this crisis. God is faithful and will not abandon us now.
Thanks for your faithful support and prayers for us. On a journey together to transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus, one life at a time.
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Joaquin A. Vargas
Founder / COO