This is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice and give thanks in it! Those words echo Scripture. They remind you that God has created today and sustains it. That your life is a gift from God. That this day belongs to God. And that it is filled with all kinds of possibilities for experiencing God’s love and power, serving others and fully becoming the person God has created you to be. This means you can rejoice even in the midst of COVID-19, and give God heartfelt thanks. Indeed, rejoicing in the Lord for this day is really the only thing you can do. And when you do, you will discover that rejoicing and giving thanks are such radical acts of affirmation – even in the midst of struggle – that they literally change you.