Remembering Five Beautiful Souls Lost to COVID-19


Video from PBS Newshour


The death toll from Covid-19 as of April 22nd now stands at 574,518. Sadly many people still regard all of the deaths as exaggerated or non existent. Many have not been touched by the sickness but many have both young and old.

We can make the callous remark that they would die anyway but that is not Godly or compassionate in any way but instead reflects the materialistic nature of our culture. We should not be foolish or reckless in ways that might hasten or cause death unnecessarily, whether it be our own or our neighbors.

Our lives do not belong to us as Paul points out in Romans 14:7–8, “For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”

god's Holy Word tells us that death is common but unnatural.

Death entered the world because of the sin of one man (Rom. 5:12) but was conquered by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:21). Death is so unnatural that God sent his one and only Son as a sacrifice so that we might have eternal life (John 10:10; Rev. 1:18). Death is our enemy, but a defeated enemy.

The hole left in the world when people die is greater than we can imagine, their unique personality and gifts are now, at least for a time gone, until the resurrection.

So let us honor them!

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