Keep calm, Jesus is Lord

March 31st, 2020

The COVID-19 viral disease has swept across the globe and has been declared by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. Schools, businesses, and many other organizations are shut down as our whole country endures this national emergency. The uncharted territory has created an abundance of stress and anxiety for all of us. It’s important that we don’t panic. Instead, to help slow down the spread of the virus, we should educate ourselves using credible resources, wash our hands (often!) and limit contact with people.

God is in control, but . . .

Most likely we all have heard someone say during times of trouble, “Don’t worry, God is in control,” or “God has a plan.” What does it mean for God to be in control when the world feels out of control? It doesn’t mean that devastation can’t occur or that God causes suffering. Believing God is in control means we can trust the goodness of God will shine through even in the darkest times. However, we have a responsibility to do our part in keeping others safe who are at risk. We still control whether or not we choose to follow the advice from professionals on ways to keep the virus from spreading.

Let it go

Typically, Lent is a time when we commit to giving up something to help us grow closer to God. Little did we know that coronavirus would cause us to give up this much of our lives! However, when we let go of all that we cling to, whether by choice or because a situation forces us, it leaves our hands open to receive all the good gifts Jesus has for us. During this pandemic, it’s easy to allow the worry and panic to drown us. This may be a sign that we are trying to control a situation that is out of our control. Instead, let’s let go of the situation and lay it down at the feet of Jesus.

Addidtional information on COVID-19

Question of the day: What good things have resulted from spending more time at home?
Focal scriptures: Colossians 1:15-20; Philippians 4:6-9; John 15:1-8 

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