At this time when we can’t see the COVID-19 virus, we have to trust our leaders and medical experts that it exists.

Our faith requires we trust in an unseen God so perhaps this can help us.

While our freedom of movement is curtailed our memories are free to roam unfettered. This allows us to double-dip into pleasurable moments we’ve experienced in the past.

Recently my mind drifted back to something I’d seen last spring while walking along the footpath beside Merri Creek in Northcote, not far from our home.

Small but audacious birds had built a nest on a flimsy-looking tree branch that was overhanging the water in the creek.

Building a nest and raising young in such a precarious position seemed like madness.

The birds had done it trusting that all would be well. And it was.

The following words echoed in my mind when I thought of that precarious nest

I will not fail you or forsake you.

They were spoken by God to Joshua after the death of Moses. The words can be found in Joshua chapter 1 verse 5b.

We can trust in this promise just as the birds trusted the tree branch as a safe place to build their nest.