Show Us, God, your power over death itself

Submitted by: Felixa

Author: Jodi Beyeler

Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 | Psalm 130 | Romans 8:6-11 | John 11:1-45


Maybe I should stop reading news articles about the mortality rate of COVID-19, or how people are dying alone in Italy. The power of death in the face of our current global pandemic has never seemed closer and more real. As I seek to see and understand God’s power over death during this season of Lent, I’m pushing myself to ask

  • How do I let go of my fear and anxiety around death?
  • How can I remember that death always brings new life?
  • And, how do I want to live now?

So, in response to my questions, I offer this short list of what I’m going to seek to do each day (as I also wash my hands over and over, and practice social distancing!):

  1. Feel my heartbeat. Take a deep, deep breath.
  2. Light a candle.
  3. Go on a walk.
  4. Give thanks to God for a new day.
  5. Connect (safely) to my neighbors and the ones I love.
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