COVID-19: A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

 

Dear Friends,

There are many voices that threaten our peace of mind and affect our spirit these days.

So often, we live with a false sense of security in this country.

I don’t believe since 9/11 have we been so jarred awake from the ease of life, but it does bring us to realize the depth of blessings for things we have only casually thanked God for. We see His true mercy in the ease, in contrast to the moment He lifts His hand from restraining hardship.

It reminds me that no matter how ingenious or innovative man is, we are still feeble to control a tiny organism that is covering our world with illness…which effects the economy…and education…and provision….everything.

It is easy to be downcast. The more uncertain the circumstance, the more we want to worry and panic…and yet, to admit our frugality frees us to trust…and rest…and cast our cares upon Him.

There are several truths I want to share that I hope will encourage in this time of uncertainty.

God is in control. Like the borders of the sea, (Proverbs 8:29) He tells this illness how far to go, and when.

“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together”. (Colossians 1:17)

He has his purpose for all things. In every nation, every individual, every story. Some we will understand, some we may not this side of heaven.

He has told us not to worry, several times, in fact.

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (Matthew 5:27)

“Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”. (Matthew 5:34)

 

Let’s all be in prayer, to acknowledge again His sovereignty and keep our minds from wandering. Let us be sensitive to the value of time and how to use it to eternal purpose.

May He hear our prayers in hardship, and praise in the blessings.

 

 

 

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