Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Greetings in the Name of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Of all the observations that can be made in connection with current global health situation, one of them is that people are "afraid". Perhaps you are? Fear has many debilitating effects on all of us and can steal the very joy and peace that Jesus came to this earth to give. As we consider the rescheduling of our church services, I want to take a moment to align our hearts with the God who meets us in our fears and can transform them into a "peace that passes understanding"!
Webster - "Fear" - an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.
In any situation, God can provide his children with what I would like to call a "Majestic Calm". I will be sharing more about this with you in another blog post, but for the moment, consider the words of King David,
"The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock." Psalm 27:1-5 NIV
We are truly safe and secure in the arms of the Living God no matter what "war break out against me". It is our prayer that whatever we do at Pathway be born out of a divine confidence and majestic calm that frees us and allows to have a genuine concern for fellow believers and those around us!
Webster - "Concern" - marked interest or regard usually arising through a personal tie or relationship.
As we navigate these difficult times may we each be free of fear and filled with genuine concern for each other!
Peace and Blessings,