Our nation is experiencing the impact of the Coronavirus, which has caused fear and worry among many, including Christians. Our lifestyle has been altered socially, economically, and spiritually. Yet through all of this, we have God's word. The Holy Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV), "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." Having a sound mind helps us to recognize the many things that are happening around us and how we should react as well as deal with them. When we hear of diseases, sicknesses, and economic woes beyond our control, we tend to panic. Fear and worry begin to cast a shadow on our thinking. Worry causes us to focus on the problems rather than the solution. Paul reminds us in Philippians 4:6 (NLT), "Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything." Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done.
Today, in the storm of Coronavirus, Christians should always remember that our Lord and Savior has our best interest at hand. He loves all of us and cares deeply about what happens to His children. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. God has permitted this storm not just here in the United States but all around the world to show his displeasure for the sinful deeds of humanity. We have a Heavenly Father who will give us peace in the midst of the storm. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:7 (NLT), after we pray, then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard our hearts and minds as you live in Christ. Shalom!
Dr. Samuel N. Smith, Sr., Pastor
Note: There will be no service as we comply with the rules of authority, regarding the Coronavirus. Do all the things that are necessary to keep yourself and your family safe, in Jesus's name.