Greetings in the name of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ! It is astonishing to realize how the coronavirus health crisis has impacted and “changed” the world in just a few weeks. All of us had to adapt to a new way of “living” and interacting with people and dealing with things. We, as Christians, were also reminded of some valuable spiritual lessons through this situation. Some are listed below:
1 – A better understanding of the prophetic words — the last events in human history will unfold rapidly.
2 – God’s Word is rich in comforting promises that bring hope.
3 – Prayer is an available and wonderful power.
4 – The church family is comprised of people not buildings.
5 – New possibilities to do ministry in creative ways.
6 – A deeper sense of spiritual and social responsibility for one another.
7 – Acts of kindness and words of encouragement are soothing to the human heart!
8 – Science cannot resolve the human dilemmas, only God can do that.
9 – Human life is very frail.
10 – Health is a real asset — we should value and respect it.
11 – Human resources are not able to provide peace of mind and security.
12 – Only faith in God can carry us through safely.
This morning, I would like to re-assure you of my prayers for you and your beloved ones. We are stronger when we are united in prayer and in our willingness to collaborate and work together as a team, regardless of the challenges. Yes, God created us to be prayer warriors not peculiar worriers!
Despite the havoc this crisis has caused, God’s people have a special mission to represent Him, reveal His compassionate love, and unveil His caring face to all His children. (Matthew 28:18-20) God has called us to be His hands and His feet in our communities (MH, 143) and to place our full confidence in Him. (Psalm 121) God’s promises lead us to depend on Him alone. (Isaiah 40:28-31; 43:1-3) The joy of serving Jesus is found in supporting and encouraging all around us. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35, NIV)
Thank you for your committed service to God’s children!
Please find below the link to a beautiful message from Elder Mark Johnson, SDACC President.
God’s richest blessings to all of you!
In His Service,