It’s the word everyone is throwing around these days in this time of the Covid pandemic, this time of uncertainty, this time of fear.
Our lives have been rerouted. We have been forced to change plans and accept a new way of doing – or not doing – things. As we yearn for what we no longer have, we come face to face with what we do have and I wonder if that has been God’s plan all along.
Families are growing stronger, churches are proving that they are not defined by a building but by its members, society seems to be laying aside its division and uniting in the face of a shared adversity. We have so much more time to pray and more to pray about, perhaps.
Unprecedented seems to be where God does some of His best work.
The flood, for instance. A small boy defeating a giant with only a stone. The savior of the world born in a lowly stable. These were all unprecedented moments in history. And the telling of these events continue to teach us of God’s hand on our lives, His presence among us, His purpose for this world.
We will speak of this pandemic for the rest of our lives. It will become a part of our history that will be told for generations to come. But it will be more than historical fact. Along with this event will come stories of how we persevered, how we were changed not only personally but as a society. God has once again performed in an unprecedented manner and the world will be changed, redirected by His plan.
I, for one, can’t wait to see and hear the stories of how God has used this for His purpose around the globe. And I especially can’t wait to see these stories told through the lens of Lantern Vision. How amazing it is when you consider that there will never be a shortage of stories to be told, knowing that He will continue to work in the shadows of daily life but also in unprecedented ways such as this pandemic.
We study Biblical scriptures for lessons from the past but we, ourselves, are modern day scripture, living out His stories for our lives, serving and praising God even in the midst of a pandemic.
Each day thankfully, prayerfully, unashamedly unprecedented.
This blog post was written by Caroline Summers, Board Chairwoman of Lantern Vision.