Last week my wife and two daughters and I all tested positive for Covid-19. We have fairly mild cases, but still not a lot of fun. Fever, congestion, sore throat, cough, oh, and loss of taste and smell. In fact, when my in-laws said they’d drop off a take-out order from Christopher’s, I asked for a Western omelette, but with cheddar instead of American cheese. That’s funny because I couldn’t taste any of it. Could’ve been Limburger cheese, and I wouldn’t have known it. So, we’re a week into personally experiencing the corona virus, but we’re not suffering like others have. We don’t have a hurricane destroying our home. Or the Taliban. We know our difficulties are temporary. And as always, the Lord is with us. Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand.” Most people are right handed, so you would typically want your right hand free to work or hold a sword. However, the Lord will hold our right hand. We have to let go of what we’re trusting in or trying to do ourselves, and let Him hold our strongest hand. Like a Father with a young child, He can keep us from falling. The verse goes on to say, “It is I who say to you, ‘Fear not.’” Whatever we’re facing, Christ is there beside us. He has conquered sin and death. He holds our hand. We never need to fear. As Isaiah 41:13 closes: “I Myself am the One who helps you.” As we journey through another day with all the challenges of life, knowing Christ means knowing His strength. He is the One who helps us. I’m seeing that as we sludge along through Covid. The Lord is holding us and helping us. The Lord Himself. Amen.