It has been several days now since the implemention of the Enhanced Community Quarantine for the entire Luzon due to the vast spread of COVID-19 virus. I pray that as a part of Church of God family, we take this moment seriously by observing appropriate precautions to lessen the spread of the disease. Beyond this pandemic, let us continue to advocate life by thinking and praying for those people who only fear physical death. Our Almighty God, who governs everything in the universe pleads to everyone.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 ESV)
As God’s chosen people who were freed from the fear of death and received the salvation of our souls as free gift provided by Jesus Christ, may we respond with much compassion and admonish everyone in Christ.
I remember the writings of Charles Spurgeon during the cholera outbreak in London:
“Now is the time for all of you who love souls. You may see men more alarmed than they are already; and if they should be, mind that you avail yourselves of the opportunity of doing them good. You have the Balm of Gilead; when their wounds smart, pour it in. You know of Him who died to save; tell them of Him. Lift high the cross before their eyes. Tell them that God became man that man might be lifted to God. Tell them of Calvary, and its groans, and cries, and sweat of blood. Tell them of Jesus hanging on the cross to save sinners.”
We can always find the opportunity to share the Good News of salvation in such difficult time. Long time ago, God has prepared good works for us believers of Jesus Christ as written in Ephesians 2:10.
As we align our actions with the will of God for all people, we will surely experience His complete deliverance from this pandemic. Together, let us claim His promises, ”… I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt…”(Jeremiah 31:3-4 NASB)
Ptra. Mhel Perez