In this time of trouble, as we face life full of fear and uncertainty, we know that, no matter what happens, we can rely on the love of the God who teaches.  The lessons in life that stay with us are the ones that have been repeated to us over and over through our entire lives.  And throughout history, as God’s people face times of trial and fear, we know we can rely on the lessons God has taught us since the beginning: we may be delivered FROM the fire, we may be delivered THROUGH the fire, or we may be delivered BY the fire.  We don’t know which we will experience, but we can be assured that God will be with us through it all and go forward in confidence knowing God loves us.  “Do not fear, for I am with you.”

Based on Isaiah 43:1-5a & Matthew 8:23-27.