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Certainty in the Uncertainty

The Plan of God and Response of Man

Gregg Matte – Apr 05, 2020

As you celebrate Palm Sunday, lay down your heaviness, your fear, your worry, and your disappointments. Lay it all down before Him, and give Him your praise. Let God use your resources, your prayer, and your sharing with others to glorify His name. God has a plan, and He is turning people to Him.

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Gregg Matte
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Gregg Matte is the senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Under his leadership, this historic church founded in 1841 has moved... read more

WE'VE ALL BEEN EXPOSED

a poem by Sarah Bourns


We’ve all been exposed.
Not necessarily to the virus
(though maybe…who knows)
We’ve all been exposed BY the virus.


Corona is exposing us.
Exposing our weak sides.
Exposing our dark sides.
Exposing what normally lies far beneath the surface of our souls,
hidden by the invisible masks we wear.
Now exposed by the paper masks we can’t hide far enough behind.


Corona is exposing our addiction to comfort.
Our obsession with control.
Our compulsion to hoard.
Our protection of self.


Corona is peeling back our layers.
Tearing down our walls.
Revealing our illusions.
Leveling our best-laid plans.


Corona is exposing the gods we worship:
Our health
Our hurry
Our sense of security.
Our favorite lies
Our secret lusts
Our misplaced trust.


Corona is calling everything into question:
What is the church without a building?
What is my worth without an income?
How do we plan without certainty?
How do we love despite risk?


Corona is exposing me.
My mindless numbing
My endless scrolling
My careless words
My fragile nerves.


We’ve all been exposed.
Our junk laid bare.
Our fears made known.
The band-aid torn.
The masquerade done.


So what now? What’s left?
Clean hands
Clear eyes
Tender hearts.


What Corona reveals, God can heal.


Come Lord Jesus.
Have mercy on us.

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