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  • Phil Ridden

Inspired by Covid: TRUST

Some people are despairing. We can't trust people to cooperate. Even the science has limitations. Perhaps we need to put our trust elsewhere.

We are losing trust in our abilities, Father.

Why is this thing still here?

Why have our scientists not created a vaccine?

Why has the government not solved this?

We are human—one step below God!

We have solved the mysteries of the universe,

the mysteries of the planet,

the mysteries of our bodies,

the mysteries of our minds.

There is nothing we cannot achieve.

So why is this thing still haunting us?

Who is holding us back?

Who is to blame?

Who can we trust?

Who can we trust?

Only you, Father.

There is much we do not know:

We can send probes to distant planets,

Design computers to process unlimited data,

Watch events as they happen across the world—

Yet we are outwitted by a microscopic virus.

We trust in our own knowledge,

our own wisdom,

our own goodness.

But in you, Father,

In you alone,

Just in you,

Can we really trust.

Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end. Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them and who depend on the Lord their God, the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea, and all that is in them. (Psalm 146: 3–6, Good News Bible)

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