It's how we CHOOSE to view it
"Corona Virus"or "Christ's Victory"
2020 kicked off with a BANG for sure! We know there are many who are struggling right now due to the "CV (Corona Virus)." We choose to refer to "CV" as "Christ's Victory." Why? Simple, we know that there is absolutely NOTHING that God is surprised by and we know how the story ENDS!! It is "Christ's Victory!"
We are not sticking our heads in the sand as if there is nothing to challenge our faith at this time. Quite the contrary...THIS is where the "rubber meets the road." THIS is where we CHOOSE to EXERCISE our FAITH over any fear! Of course our hearts hurt for those suffering from this virus and for the tremendous separation from loved ones that many are experiencing, especially the elderly. We pray for the many who are extremely anxious about their financial future and quite frankly for their lives in general. For those who believe and know this world is not their home, we must not let the challenges of THIS keep our eyes from looking up from where our help comes!
THIS is a CHANCE for the disciples of Christ to shine. THIS is a CHANCE for our relationship with God to grow deeper. THIS is our CHANCE to be the hands and feet of Jesus, EVEN IF, we are quarantined. We still can stay connected through so many other avenues. THIS is where technology can be used for good! You see, God IS in control and He has provided a way for Him to receive Glory! Bottom line...Jesus is ALIVE and so are we! Children of God are out and about in many ways sharing the LOVE of Christ.
As children of God, we do not need to live in fear. There is a difference of fear entering our thought processes and us refusing to allow if permanent residence versus fear entering our thought processes and us REFUSING to allow it to control us. Josh Baldwin sings "Stand in Your Love."
Listen to the words of this chorus and know that fear doesn't stand a chance when it meets the love of the Father!
We want to encourage you to CHOOSE to see Christ's Victory through this unknown period in our lives! Not one bit of this virus changes the Gospel. It simply gives the Gospel (Good News) to bring more hope to the hopeless!