It turns out that my iPad purchase came at just the right time. Plus I got a really good deal.
I went on Facebook Market and found someone selling his iPad Pro right at the very beginning of the whole coronavirus pandemic. I was able to meet him at a coffee shop and make the purchase.
Since I bought it, I’ve used it to stream movies and videos. More importantly, since my church has gone to online services, I’ve been able to stay connected on Sundays.
It still feels surreal. I keep expecting to wake up and find everything back to normal. I’m reminded of Jesus’ words that in this world you will have trouble. Not might have or maybe could have, but will have. It’s a guarantee.
But also guaranteed is Jesus’ promise that He has overcome the world. He’s with us in the midst of those troubles.
One of my favorite recent movie lines is “Everything will be fine in the end. If it’s not fine, it’s not the end.”
I think I’ll bear that in mind as I keep hoping and trusting God in the days and weeks to come.