|Fear and anxiety is sweeping the nation and the world. Medical experts warn us that fear can weaken our immune system, and that our anxiety can actually make us more vulnerable! |
What can we do as God’s people, from His church in Auke Bay to make a positive difference?
Practice Prevention as Recommended
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue you throw away after use, or the inside of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue handy.
- Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
- If you begin to feel ill, stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
- If you have to go to the doctor, call ahead and make an appointment. This helps the provider’s office take steps to keep other people from being exposed.
- Routinely clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects.
Scripture is full of God’s promises, provision and protection for His people, for example the passage in this image.
Father God, guard our hearts. Make us a people who reach to you first!
Praise God for the hope we have in Christ Jesus!
|Remember during the 9/11 tragedy, how many people came to the Lord? What and opportunity we have to point those without hope to why we are not forsaken!|
|“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”1 Peter 1:3|
Our God is not surprised. He has our backs.
Church, let’s keep our eyes on our Lord as we sojourn through this world together!