Weekly Update from Andy - 21st February 2021
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
We thank God that numbers of new Covid infections continue to fall (now less than a tenth of the numbers in mid-January at less than one in every thousand people in Bexley Borough). Accordingly, the numbers of Covid patients in local hospitals are dropping (less than half of the peak in January) and the death rate has also begun to fall. Meanwhile the vaccine roll-out continues apace, with many within Trinity having already benefitted from this.
Yet, encouraging as these signs are, and important as the medical science is, this Psalm lifts our eyes to an even greater help on whom we can rely – “the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” God himself watches over us by day and by night, as the Psalm goes on to say, for he neither slumbers nor sleeps.
The Psalm concludes: “The LORD will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.” We need to be careful not to misinterpret such words as a declaration that Christians can never get ill or suffer. But neither are these meaningless platitudes. God truly does protect his people from much that would otherwise cause them harm when we look to him. I believe we have seen this protection throughout this Covid crisis, even for those who have suffered from catching it, and I encourage you to pause and give thanks to God for that protection. Then let us continue to look to him for our help, and to pray for that help for those whom we know and meet too. For, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).
With my love to you all.
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