Things may remain challenging in our COVID-ridden world this year, but Wu Yuzhuang teaches that though we may be under such circumstances, but it’s not over for the Christian. When our faith is under fire, Pastor Zhuang encourages us to choose obedience to God over the outcome we hope for. Jeremiah 29 exhorts the children of Israel to “plant gardens and eat their fruit”. Even in a time of difficulty, God’s people are called to flourish as Psalm 1 describes: to be like trees planted by the rivers—God is our source—bearing fruit in every season, never withering, but prospering in all we do. Be strengthened by this call to walk in obedience and thrive in 2021.