Global Pan(dem)ic & a Sound Faith (Part 1): A 5-Day Identity Check

Day 5 of 5 • This day’s reading


Our profound and unique Trinitarian Faith helps us meet and pass the identity check of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its aftereffects.

As a professor, I can’t help but encourage you to look up additional Scripture on the incredible truths of personal identity. If you have a cross-reference feature on your electronic or hard-copy Bible, check the three verses I give you below. It will lead you to many, many more.

  1. Belonging as God’s child

    I am known and chosen by God the Father (1 John 3:1).

  2. Appearance as God’s bride

    I am loved and valued by God the Son (John 15:13).

  3. Performance as God’s instrument

    I am gifted and made competent by God the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:7).

Truly, nothing can disrupt the quality of this identity. 

A Trinitarian Christianity provides personal meaning in the face of natural disaster. With God’s help, you can come to accept what He, as the ultimate source of your true identity, really believes about you. You can exchange your old, false self-identity (defined by your roles and responsibilities) for a new, true self-identity (that you express through your roles and responsibilities). Will you embrace this superior identity that will help you better endure times of trial?

We adapted this plan from another resource. To read the entire article, click here or learn more from Dr. Ramesh Richard here.