Loss and Gain
Rev Chua Ooi Suah
The COVID-19 pandemic has
confined us to our homes. During this period of time, we have both “difficult”
and “different” experiences. I have some reflections about gains and losses
during this period.
With the temporary
suspension of physically meeting and worshipping together in church, we lose the opportunity to meet together
for corporate worship. I believe that
many of us are waiting and looking forward to that day when we can return to
our spiritual home and worship together. The hopeful soul is a gain.
When we lose the freedom that we usually have,
including going to the hospital to visit relatives, participating in the
funeral of beloved family members and other daily activities, we start to understand
that we have taken our freedom for granted. This opportunity for us to learn
the value the freedom is a gain.
As we live in this period
of restrictive (and restorative) regulations, let us choose to take on a
spiritual perspective. What kind of lessons does God want me to learn during
this special period? Is He shaping our lives like refining gold?
Let us believe that what
we have lost, God replaces it with
Himself. This may be the biggest gain!