There is not a person I know of who is not concerned about the faceless enemy that has been named the coronavirus (COVID-19). Betty and I have watched it very carefully and the best we know how we are following the guidelines set by our state and national government.
In my lifetime we have never faced quite a circumstance as we have during these days. I have watched the response across the board from the President, the CDC, the liberal news people and the conservative news people. The job losses, the school & university shutdowns (sad for seniors as we have 2 in our family), the church shutdowns and recently unessential businesses have impacted all of our lives. Not to mention the senseless hording of toilet paper and other paper products (who would have ever thought).
Life is not normal for all of us. These are uncertain days. We are Americans and it is great to see many do what they can to help in any way they can.
How should we respond?
My first response to let you know that Betty & I love you and care very much for the circumstances you are presently enduring.
We are praying for you…the long list of family, friends, our President, pastor friends, churches and many more including those who have the virus as well as those who are grieving the loss of life.
We remind you that God may allow our resources to dwindle so that we can rely on His strength to keep us going. His Word is always truth. Hold close to these words of truth in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (ESV)9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
My friend, your worth to God has been proven……. The Cross is His love, His gift. His grace and His life in you. I am here to help you and point you to that reality. Let’s talk.