We are in a strange time as corona-virus is dominating the media cycle, and it also trending personal and professional conversations. In times like this where people are filled with fear and anxiety from everywhere, it is evident that there is only one rock of ages that one can stand on, which is no other but Jesus Christ. We hope that you are safe and that you should arise valiantly in these challenging times. Our response in this time is found in the following scriptures; Read Psalms 91, Psalms 23, Luke 4:12, Habakkuk 3:5-6 and many more.
God sometimes may choose to do miracles through our circumstances in other for Him to be glorified. God opened the red sea, turned water to wine, healed the sick, raise the dead, multiplied bread and fish to feed the multitudes. He did it then, he can do it again in helping us solve our problems, either personal or globally. Mind you, if He decides not to answer us, He is still God! He is the King of Kings that does as He wills.
I once experienced a ghastly motor accident on November 29, 2019. Long before it all happened, I have initially prayed for safety but yet it still happened, though no one died yet He is still God and if it happens the other way negative, He remains God Almighty. The bottom line is that He is still faithful.
It is no understatement that the church is facing a lot of challenges as regards the recent outbreak of COVID-19 which was first reported in Wuhan, China, on the 31st Dec. 2019. The corona-virus has shut down cities, businesses, industries. There has been a decline in attendance and revenue. The church also will not be left out of these impacts.
But on a more contrary note, the threat of the pandemic also creates an opportunity for the church as people will be more open to the gospel than ever before. The question here is; will your church be ready to provide services to speak peace and hope to trust God despite the alarming situation or will you as a church shrink back in fear and self-centered?
Here are the things you should do:
- Pray, study the word like never before.
- Provide Hopeful information or share positive messages on social media. Be kind… Be wise… Save souls.
- Show solidarity and care for others. It might not be that easy but it is possible. If you miss a loved one and you need to contact them, put a call through to them.
- Most importantly, Stay safe. It could be boring staying at home or the likes, but getting the virus isn’t fun either. Get yourself entertained, news and get some real sleep. You could stay away from cash, use digital channels. Now is not a time to go on a business trip or shopping. You can decide to shop online.
Nevertheless, business activities must go on as usual. The technology to make that possible is available. The physical meeting is to be exchanged with virtual meetings.
As we know the World Health Organization has released basic protective measures to combat the virus, as some of which are not limited to hand washing which must be done regularly and refraining from touching your eye, nose, and mouth respectively, practicing respiratory hygiene, avoiding handshakes, social distance amongst others.
Hey….. Fear is a lair… Fear is the opposite of Faith, and this is an open door for the enemy, be encouraged. God promised that he will protect us, and that’s good enough for us. But it’s not only about us but others inclusive.
We are not afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness. No evil will befall us and no plague can come to our dwelling – Psalms 91: 6, 10. Amen.
Be positive, this will surely pass!!!