I apologize for not writing any Scriptural reflections for the past week. My wife, youngest son, and I have been fighting and recovering from Covid-19.

While we look at so many cases around us and are so thankful to the Lord for protecting us, we also realize that Covid is nothing to be joked about. It is a severe illness with potentially life-long consequences. (Kim had to be taken to the ER twice during the past week.)

Even as we exit our mandatory quarantine period, my wife still struggles with tightness in her chest as she recovers from pneumonia. Our energy reservoir seems to get quickly depleted. We still have not regained our smell and taste. There’s some mental fogginess that wasn’t there before. The list of undesirable symptoms just reminds us that Covid didn’t leave us as it found us.

But, while there are some lessons learned in this ordeal, we find ourselves longing much more for our Heavenly home. We can’t wait to be in that place where we get to enjoy our Savior forever where the evidences of living in a sin-sick world are no more.

Revelation 21:3-4 (NLT): “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’”