God determined that you and I should be in this time and this place. Let’s not ask what we can’t do, but what we can do. Where has God placed you? In what family? What community? What church? Near which business and in touch with which charity?
This is the Great Commission, in fact. In Matthew 28, Jesus issues this command to his first followers… “make disciples.” Believe it or not, at least in the original language, the word “Go” in verse 17 is not an imperative. It could, and maybe should, be translated “as you go” or “wherever you go.”
We have to be concerned and we have to be diligent – the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a real and serious virus – but we don’t have to panic.
Did you know that the word “worry” comes from the Old English root word, “wyrgan,” which meant “to strangle” or “to choke”? Worry squeezes the life out of us.
After finding out that I was in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19, I went into self-isolation. While under quarantine, I was convicted of the fact that as a Christian, I’m called to lead with my example as well as my word. Here are three ways to love by example during this pandemic.
During difficult seasons we often ask, “Where is God?” The irony is that it often takes stormy seasons to turn us back toward safety. The COVID-19 virus is serious and I believe that God wants us to take this pandemic seriously and be concerned about the health and safety of others.
I thought the world would be watching how the Christian community would handle a divisive election year. That’s not the case – at least not right now. Rather than watching how Christians react to an election cycle, Americans may instead be turning to faith to answer their questions about how to deal with worry, anxiety, fear and even death.