The COVID-induced liminal space in which we now live is inviting us to create gospel beauty and hope even as we walk the long corridor toward the door that will lead us to a post-pandemic world. Here are just two things I have noticed in this space and how I believe we can refashion it into opportunities for evangelism, deeper discipleship, and community.
In the Bible, we see that leading out of what is certain makes us fit for leading in times of uncertainty. Perspective creates a shift in us: from being caught in a moment to being part of God’s grand movement, from reactionary to responsive, from fearful to wildly bold. It takes us from being self-absorbed to seeking God’s glory, and from relying on human agency to relying on divine power. We are not paralyzed, but know the times and what must be done.