Salvation is not found in a vaccineThis week as I watched Premier Ford’s announcement about the “Emergency Brake” being pulled in Ontario, I could not escape a profound sense of anger and despair.

– Anger that the suicides (and host of other problems) caused by lockdowns don’t seem to matter to politicians
– Anger that logic and wisdom has been yet again tossed out
– Anger that some Christians are allowing these senseless restrictions to be the reason for refusing to care for people in need.
– Despair that our country seems filled with people too complacent to speak out
– Despair that the words of those speaking out are falling on deaf ears

And into this anger and despair the only words of hope from our Premier and health minister are that this will all end when the vaccine is in enough arms – when we can reach herd immunity. But that won’t really fix what is clearly broken: a culture terrified of death.

Today, on Good Friday, we remember that salvation is not found in a vaccine or in herd immunity but in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. He alone offers the ultimate solution to death and promises a peace and security no government or medical professionals can provide.

In Christ we have resurrection hope.
In Christ we have eternal perspective.
In Christ we have wisdom to manage risk.
In Christ we have knowledge of truth.
In Christ we have peace and security.

The world doesn’t need a vaccine anywhere near as much as it needs Christ.

Do you believe that?

If so, then let’s boldly live out the truth of Romans 10:14 this week. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”


Keep your eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)