Pestilence Confronted: No Fear of Covid
Everyday we hear numerous reports in newspapers and on television news programs that Covid cases are rising in this state or this country. Since we have never had this level of news coverage and reporting on a single disease, I can see why it has caused many people to be fearful.
Yet is fear the right response for a Christ-follower to any news?
Jesus specifically taught his disciples: “Do not be anxious about your life” (Read Matthew 5:25-34)! How can I say that I have faith if I am fearful? Good question to ask I think. It seems faith and fear are not compatible in the will of God and His kingdom. Why? What is faith?
Dr. Tony Evans, the author and pastor defines faith this way: “Faith is acting as if God is telling the truth.” We must have faith that God is greater than any problem or disease we face because He says so in His word in many ways: “But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (Luke 18:27) and “The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all” (Psalm 103:19).
One of our beloved CBMC leaders from Europe told me recently, “Covid is not ruling, God is ruling.” This really hit me as a wonderful way to put this pandemic into perspective.
As God’s ambassadors in the marketplace, may we all reflect the strength and power of the Lord’s truth about circumstances on earth and our eternal life promised in heaven with Him.
Global Prayer Points
As we seek to see our marketplace transformed by the Gospel, join us in prayer this week for the following requests from our Global Leadership.
Africa: Pray for the growth of CBMC in Africa, even during these challenging days. Pray also for the translation of Operation Timothy into Portuguese and Arabic.
Asia/Pacific: Pray that the virus will not continue especially in India. Pray for the translation of Operation Timothy to Khmer, the language of Cambodia.
Europe: Pray that our work will bear fruit and bring many business leaders to Christ. Specific prayer requests can be sent to [email protected]
Latin America: Pray for protection and healing of CBMC families and team members who are in Brazil and Mexico, continued ‘hot spots’ of the pandemic.
North America: Pray for establishing an e-CBMC (next generation) in North America Korean CBMC. Pray that Christian leaders would take the challenge to lead other leaders who need Jesus.
If you have a prayer request, please send an email to CBMC International.