The COVID Chronicles: Hallelujah Anyhow!

My mom wrote this meditation that I want to share with you.

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My mom with LaShandra Little, her Delta chapter president and my former Albany State University student

Hallelujah Anyhow!

Marjorie L. Kimbrough

In recent years, one of the study themes for the United Methodist Women was “Hallelujah Anyhow”. When I first heard this theme, I was intrigued. It made me remember that no matter what may happen, God is to be praised. Today I think of the coronavirus. Is it still “Hallelujah Anyhow?” Is God still to be praised?

Yes! No matter hat, God is in control, and we must praise Him and help each other. In his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul wrote, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (6:2). Although at this critical time, we cannot completely bear the burdens of others, we can assist them. We can call and see if they need anything or if they just need someone to talk with. We can be in prayer with and for them, and we can praise God when they do not feel like it.

In the words of the apostle James, “Count it all joy when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2–4) Count it all — even COVID-19 — joy! Hallelujah Anyhow!

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