I just wanted to take two minutes and share with you three things the Lord has ministered to me concerning the growing fears over the coronavirus.
First, God’s not given us a spirit of fear. Psalm 91 is a great Psalm for anyone who might be afraid or experiencing anxiety. It says in verses 2 and 3: “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress my God in whom I trust. Surely He will save you from the Fowler’s snare, and from the deadly pestilence,” this is certainly a pestilence. In verses 5 and 6 “You will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow that flies by day; nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness; nor the plague that destroys at midday.”
Secondly, I want to encourage you to stay calm and be prudent. Proverbs 27 verse 12 says, “The prudent see danger ahead; but the fool keeps going and suffers the consequences.”
God has given us discernment and understanding and prudence for our church. We’re going to continue holding our services at the regularly scheduled times. We are taking the necessary precautions, erring on the side of an abundance of caution.
Thirdly, I really want to encourage you because this is a great opportunity to reach the lost. 1 Peter chapter 3 verse 15 says that we’re to always be at the ready, always prepared, to give to everyone an answer of that hope that lies within us. People are so fearful right now and we’re the ones with the answer; we’re the ones with the hope.
lastly, let me just say that if there was ever a time to turn to the Lord, or perhaps for some, turn back to the Lord it is now.
Look up the Lord is coming and His return draws near.
God bless you!