PASTOR'S PEN: How are we living today?

Are we like so many others, living in fear?

Jesus told us that fear is the opposite of faith. Today we are facing division in our nation, political unrest, and now this coronavirus worldwide epidemic.

This is no time to stick our heads in the ground like an ostrich. Instead we should be turning our attention to our heavenly Father, praying in unity for His intervention.

Jesus tells us in John 10:10: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

It is very evident in this scripture who is in control of the information that is spreading fear in every part of our world.

We need to remember that there is a second statement in this scripture: “I have come..”

Jesus came to be a light in a darkened world. We have a choice to make: Are we going to believe all the untruths before us, or are we going to be that light on the hill?

We read in Hebrews 4:14-16: Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

I believe that we are in a time of need, it is time for all Christians, those of all faiths, to go into the throne room of God, turning our hearts to Him.

Let’s release the power of God over not only our nation but the entire world. There is a healing that needs to take place.

Within the Bible there are many recorded accounts of times where situations arose that were bigger than man could conceive a victory, but when turning to it over to God, He has always prevailed.

His instruction sometimes made little or no sense to those early leaders. But they obeyed and then gave God the glory.

Now, instead of living in fear, begin by lifting God up, then thanking Him, saying "yes" and "amen."