The opera singer, Andrea Bocelli, has said on social media that the song "You'll never walk alone" is very relevant and encouraging for us all with the uncertainty we are living with at present. I thought about the lyrics and I think they also describe our walk with God at the moment so I will share my thoughts with you.
"When you walk through a storm hold your head up high". Currently life is very much like walking through a storm. We are being tossed about, mentally if not physically, not knowing what we can and can't do or how long the situation will last. In Mark 4 v.35-41 the disciples are caught in a storm and are terrified but Jesus stays asleep. They wake Him and He stands up and commands the storm to settle down. It does not feel as if God is in charge of this pandemic but He is Lord and master of all and He will bring us through the storm with our heads held high.
"And don't be afraid of the dark." I find it reassuring that a blind man is using these words as I am afraid of being permanently in the dark. However, we can all be in the dark even if not physically. Fear makes things dark and we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel but we can all live in the light of God.
1 John 1 v.5-7. John sums up all he has learned about God through Jesus very simply "God is light", overwhelmingly brilliant in power, majesty, beauty and holiness. Like light God makes His presence known, His power shines out and He rescues those in darkness.
" Walk on with hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone". 1 Peter 1 v 3. "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." When we walk with Jesus we have His hope within us and are never alone.
So if you are feeling dark and hopeless turn to Jesus and know that you are not alone and can rely on His hope and light in your life. May you know His presence with you throughout this coming week. Amen