Years ago, at a family funeral
Just about everyone was weeping and crying out of control
Except two relatives who happened to be the oldest
They sat in the front, calm and just about emotionless
And It baffled my mind
How can they be so calm during such an emotional time?

As years went on, occasionally unexpected tragedies would strike
Not only in the world in general, but at times in my life
And slowly I began to understand why they were so calm
They knew that life would put you in situations in which you were so helpless
There’s no point in getting upset and restless
Just, be still, and know that God is God (Psalm 46:10)

In all the world tragedies I’ve seen
It’s been nothing like the effects of Covid-19
9/11 was so shocking
I thought how come USA couldn’t prevent it from happening?
Yet, it was limited to one country
And I saw the country’s recovery
In 2008 I saw the housing and financial markets crash
And too the country recovered from that

But I’ve never seen so many worldwide deaths overnight
And disease spread so quickly and wide
To foreigners, countries have closed their borders
Governments have issued “stay in the house” orders
Some folk have panicked and become hoarders
Businesses that catered to our recreational and essential needs
Have ceased operating
And there’s nothing anyone can do
Except, be still and know that God is God

Gotta be still, have no choice
Can’t stop pandemics or nature when they yield their uncontrollable force
It’s God wielding His power and voice
And proving the fullness of the earth is still the Lord’s

Yet be calm and know
That the same God who kept us during the other tragedies
Is still full of grace and mercy
He’s the same God who loved us so much (1 John 4:9-10)
For the forgiveness of our sins
He gave us His Jesus Christ His only begotten Son
I’ve experienced the miraculous healing power of Jesus
And I know from this pandemic He will heal us
Be still, be calm and know that with prayerful hands
God will hear us from heaven and heal the land (2 Chronicles 7:14).