This is the promise of the gospel, brought to life right alongside Jesus on that first Christmas day. Our broken hearts will one day be mended, and this broken world will one day be remade.
Our God is a God who restores, renews, and remakes. He turns graves into gardens, bones into armies, and seas into highways. As the song says: He's the only one who can.
It's not wishful thinking. It's not a vain hope. It's a certainty and an eventual reality that gives us the strength to carry on.
As we leave 2020 behind, know that this promise, written long before the coronavirus entered our world, still stands. It is just as trustworthy and true now as it was then.
Amen and amen.