No question, these are strange days indeed. Coronavirus, that was just a blip on the radar screen not long ago, has turned our world and our lives upside down and brought with it all kinds of fear, uncertainty and worry about the future. One word that comes to mind to best describe these days is wilderness. The wilderness is where nothing is the same as it was and the future is unknown. But let's be honest here. We don't like the wilderness. We much prefer comfortable, predictable lives where we think we’re in control. But that’s never where God does his most important and necessary work in our hearts. That happens most often in the unknown places where we are forced to trust Him alone. No question, the wilderness is a place of fear and uncertainty but it is also fertile ground for growth. There can be great spiritual growth when we understand God’s good purposes to use it to glorify Himself and radically change us and make us like Christ. But the wilderness can also be fertile ground to grow resentful, bitter, selfish and even hopeless. Faith can thrive or die in wilderness! So how do we make sure faith thrives on this wilderness journey? By trusting the God of the Wilderness. That's our theme through this sermon series as we study the book of Exodus and the Israelite's journey from Egypt to the promised land and the wilderness in between. They didn’t know what lay ahead but they did know who was leading, the Lord their God! The same one who leads us on the wilderness journey on which He’s taking us and using Coronavirus as the on ramp.