by: Steve Fawcett
Wow! What a week! As people have been transfixed by the constant barrage of ever changing corona virus news, it’s almost hard to believe all that has happened in our country in just a few days. It reminds us of how fragile life truly is. It also reminds us that while we go to great lengths to try to have and maintain control over our lives, yet God can use a tiny microbe to upset our best laid plans. I’m so glad our lives are in God’s hands. Imagine the fear and anxiety one would feel if we thought that all that happens is just the result of blind chance and fate.
I hope you are safe and feeling well. I hope that you can get out and get some fresh air and be reminded of God’s power and wisdom as seen in His magnificent creation; all the way from tiny microbes to far flung majestic galaxies. As Christians we can pray like everything depends on God and yet work like everything depends on us. It’s both, not one or the other. We do all we can wisely do and yet we trust the Lord with all the results and factors that we cannot control.
I encourage you to take all the wise, common-sense precautions that we are being told to do. I also want to encourage you to perhaps read your Bibles more than watching the non-stop news on TV. The Psalms are always good to read anytime, but especially in trying and anxious times like these.
I hope also that you will reach out by phone, email or other virtual means with shut-ins, such as those under quarantine and the elderly. May we show the compassion and love of Jesus to our neighbors.
While we do what we can, to reasonably manage risks, life is never without some risks. Jesus never promised us freedom from death but He did promise us freedom from the fear of death. Heb. 2:14,15. We have a great future! 100 years from now, we will still be very much alive and will hardly, if at all, remember these tough days.
We have hope. With God there is always hope. Offer this hope to others as they see it in you. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 Stay safe. Stay in touch. We will be back together soon.
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Such a steadfast, deep faith. It is so uplifting and so valuable to me. Your cousin, Elaine.