When one of the members of our church recently told me that one of her relatives had just died of Covid unexpectedly, I started thinking about a few things. First, my guess is that this person who passed did not have any warning that they would catch this virus.
They didn’t say to themselves, “I think this next week I am going to pass from this world”. But the truth is, it happened. None of us want to pass until we are really old, but the Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 that all of us are destined to die. Most important above everything else is are we ready to meet our maker?
For the believer in Jesus, no matter when we pass, we have peace and a hope. Hebrews 10:23 tells us, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,for he who promised is faithful”. Also if we lose a loved one to Covid or from something else, we have a hope of being reunited with them and we have a God who is there to comfort us. 2 Corinthians 1:3 tells us that we serve a “God of all comfort”.
We are all praying that the vaccine is effective and reliable and that it can get distributed quickly and safely so that this virus is behind us. More importantly, no matter what happens, we can rest assured that God is in control and that whenever we leave this life we have the hope of a better life.
Either way, we can win.