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We have an amazing opportunity during this pandemic. We can be a sign to our neighbors of their destruction and our salvation.
Sound harsh? Not really. If someone is headed to any kind of destruction, we would tell them. If someone were wading into a river full of alligators, we would tell them. If a friend were driving recklessly, we would tell them (especially if we’re in the car).
At the same time, when we do the right thing at the right time in the right way — my definition of bravery — people notice.
The Bible tells us to take our anxious worries off our shoulders and place them on God. Easier said than done! It reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live skit with Bob Newhart: “Stop it!”
Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, Revelation gives us a glimpse of the majesty and grandeur of Jesus. In these days of global fear of a microscopic organism, we need reminders that God is bigger than a virus. Passages like Revelation 1 (and Isaiah 6) provide those reminders.
Christianity is a relationship with God. Not a philosophy of life, but a way of life. Dr. Tuttle explains from scripture and from his own experience what the Gospel message is and how we can effectively share it with others. The same power of the Holy Spirit that was available to Jesus and the disciples is also available to us today. Pray that you will recognize and exercise the gifts the Holy Spirit gives you to be effective in your sphere of influence!
In the midst of a world-wide pandemic, do you find it easier or harder to pray? I suspect “easier” in the sense that fear pushes us to pray more often and more fervently. I also suspect “harder” in light of the mounting number of deaths and the minor discomfort of self-quarantine. When I am not sure how to pray, I tend to follow the Lord’s Prayer and fill in the spaces between the lines (so to speak) with the specifics of my life.