What God Has for Me is for Me
Covid-19 cases are on the rise as the first day of school draws closer. It is only natural to expect some pandemonium during this pandemic. Now imagine adding to the current chaos children in a classroom being forced to social distance and wear mask when it is hard enough to keep them still on a normal day. That’s enough to make any parent panic, but our Father tells us in Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The “Great Thing” about God is that fact that he has the final say. Jehovah is a lawyer in the courtroom, doctor in the sickroom and the ultimate teacher. By his stripes we are healed and covered by his blood. Therefore, do not panic. Trust God will make a way. God will make the final decision on how we return to normal.
In fact, I am encouraged to believe that the new normal will be better than what we are normally used to. The Bible is full of stories where God took something extra ordinary and made it extraordinary. It our time now to have faith over fear. We must use the power of God to motivate the nation to follow Him and them. God shows favor towards children, so it is important for us to be faithful in these times, so that the power of God can guide the decisions of the decision makers. More importantly, we must allow the unconditional love of God to be the foundation behind how we move forward.
1 John 4:18 reminds us that “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Love conquers all. As we worship, this week lets focus on the Great Things God can do through the power of love. Love thy neighbor today is an entire community coming together to support each other as the possibility of distant learning seems like a reality. This week, I encourage you to spread the love of Jesus in a way that gives someone hope that tomorrow will be a brighter day.