How the Corona Virus Ought to Redirect Our Hope
by J Warner Wallace
I remember when COVID-19 was first being discussed in the news. The idea that a pandemic was on the horizon was totally foreign to most of us; we simply had not experienced such an event in our lifetime. Early reactions seemed extreme and inconsistent. Some of us rushed to buy copious amounts of toilet paper at the supermarket while others were convinced it would all blow over. When the “safer at home” orders began, it seemed like they might last for only a few weeks. Now, as summer winds to a close, it is clear that the situation is far from over. Living through the COVID-19 outbreak has revealed how many of us came to rely on the structured, predictable life we used to live.
In the beginning, the pandemic seemed like it would be a momentary inconvenience. As hard as it was to close businesses, stop working, and try to stay indoors, we “knew” it would all be over soon. It was comforting knowing that the government had an end in mind. Nearly all new “safer at home” orders came with an expiration date. It was comforting to believe this wasn’t going to last forever…