Over the course of the last several months, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. Schools closed, churches closed, theaters, bars and restaurants have all closed. For months we were told to stay home and stay safe. We lived in lockdown except for the occasional trip to get groceries.

From the start, the virus was presented to us as deadly with the potential to kill 2 million Americans. Fortunately, that did not happen. However, most of us have been affected in one way or another with someone we know who has tested positive or who has succumbed to the virus. This has been hard on all of us.

About the writer: The Rev. John Koedyker is pastor of congregational care at First Reformed Church of Grand Haven.

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Wow, great letter. A letter on religion by the leader of the church. And non political...are listening Jared Cramer.

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