We are in this together
No matter how good or bad you think you have it, wake up every morning and be grateful for your life. Because this COVID-19 is taking a toll on people you may think have everything going their way. But you see it is not partial to any particular group of people, but it touches all walks of life.
For the ones that are used to going out to the gym, spas, beauty salons and just all out going, this is making walls seem closer than usual. I find solace in being able to call, text, and use Facebook to check on friends and family from time to time, and reading more, studying the scriptures of the Bible and strengthening my relationship with God.
This past weekend was starting to be kind of stressful when it was decided not to have worship service at the church. But thanks to God for providing another avenue to deliver His Word through one of His faithful vessels, Pastor Christopher Derricks. And it was very encouraging to my spiritual being. He preached from Joshua 1:6-9; subject: “Faith Over Fear.” He gave us a four point guide to become full of faith and not fear. We are to receive the Power, Purpose, Peace, and Provisions of God. Remember that fear is “False Evidence Appearing Real,” so don’t fall for everything you hear!
If we place our trust in God’s hands, even when we can’t see the plan or the next step, everything will work out for our good and His glory. A lot of us say “show me and I will believe.” But God says, “believe and I will show you!”
We are praying for all of America, our leaders, all essential workers putting us before their families; and for our Pastors, struggling to do the right thing for their congregations and being faithful to God’s Will.
Our prayers for all the sick and shut-ins both near and far: John Lee Evans, Catherine “Rosie” Shepard, May Hunt, Margie Haralson, Bobby Joe Harrison, JoAnn Graffenread, Joel Hunt, Sandra Odom, Brenda Odom, Verbie Lyles, Addie Knight, Mary Jones, Barbara “Winky” Robinson, Joe Townsend, Jessie Lee Gatewood, and all their caregivers.
Prayers of comfort and peace to the Coleman/Robinson; Wash; Smith; Mosley families; and the families of those who lost the fight to the coronavirus.
Easter Sunday is coming up, and some are saying we might have to cancel; but not true! The true meaning and celebration of that day and the week leading up to it can not be changed or altered; it is up to you, individually, how you choose to give honor and worship. Choose wisely and be reverent!
This too shall pass...we are in this together!