The symbol of Covid19, or rather the symbol that there will be a post Covid19 world is the Rainbow. It is a symbol of Hope in the Abrahamic religions, of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A rainbow of many different colours all being held together in one sign. Christianity believes that the final realisation of that hope is Easter Sunday, a sign that no matter what, how we understand life through the prism of death, is wrong. That life in itself is far bigger than we can imagine, far more far reaching than we can ever conceive. For us, we see death as the end, maybe if we believe in life after death, maybe we see it as an end of a chapter, but for God death is not understood, for God is the God of the living and life, in a reality we don’t understand, never ends.
Let us pray
O God, when you gave us the Rainbow as a sign of Hope, it was a covenant with humanity and we were tasked with re-building the world. When life conquered death at that first Easter we were tasked with truly living in our world. Where we have destroyed rather than re-built, where we have concentrated on worldly passions rather than divine love we are sorry and ashamed. In the new world we hope for, we pray that life may always be changed for the better; that we may understand the delicate balance of the world, we, may understand the delicate balance of our own lives and recognise that in moments each day we can improve and bring healing to ourselves and therefore the world. Amen