From the Gospel of John 14:1-12 we hear Jesus say to his disciples, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’...’And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.’ In this time of Easter in the midst of a global pandemic we are reassured to be at peace. Our Heavenly Father, who created us for his mission, knows exactly where we are. It may stretch us for the greater glory of God. He who created the universe and everything in it, parted the Red Sea and raised his son from the dead is with us now. Holiness is being born. On this Mother’s Day in the US any mother or woman can share stories of giving birth to a child or for spiritual mothers giving birth to patience, forgiveness and fidelity to God’s word. The labor of women gives rise to life and beginning again. Newness is carried in the heart of every woman.Holiness in the time of pandemic may be a tiny seed unseen to human eyes at first. Mary boarded a donkey cradling the prince of peace led by humble Joseph for the trek of their lives into Egypt. Our God knows turbulence and sends us as his light into it. He will call us to reside with him in eternity, pray his holy will. Meanwhile, say a prayer that all women be cherished, protected and surrounded by grace. This Sunday be not troubled, and believe.