How Should We As Christians Respond To COVID-19?
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Covid-19 has brought about a lot of fear and uncertainty, but as Christians, we are set apart from how the world reacts to things. We know that God is in control and will allow what He allows for whatever reason. It’s important to have the mind of Christ and realize that He loves us so we can put our trust in Him. The media may paint a picture of doom and gloom, but fear is not from God. While we need to be wise and we had to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones, it’s essential to remember that there may be plans out there that aren’t aligned with His purpose for us.
That’s why taking all your concerns to God in prayer is crucial, along with seeking wise counsel on what actions you should or shouldn’t take. Sadly, many people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 complications, especially those who had compromised health conditions beforehand. As Christians who believe in the healing power of Jesus Christ, let’s continue praying for complete restoration over those affected by this virus. In these trying times filled with anxiety-inducing news headlines daily, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters – our faith in God Almighty above everything else! Let’s keep trusting Him even when life gets tough because He knows exactly what we need at any given moment if only we ask Him sincerely enough! ~ Bill Greguska
How Should We As Christians Respond To The COVID-19 Crisis?
Tips For Prevention Of COVID-19
Follow the guidelines to help protect yourself from contracting and transmitting the Coronavirus. We can not see the virus, but we can avoid getting it and spreading it to others.
1. Wash your hands frequently.
2. Avoid touching your face.
3. Avoid shaking hands and hugging people — (for now).
4. Avoid sharing personal items.
5. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze.
6. Clean and disinfect surfaces.
7. Take physical (social) distancing seriously.
8. Avoid gathering in groups. Use Zoom instead until the virus subsides.
9. Avoid eating or drinking in public places.
10. Wash fresh groceries.
11. Wear a mask in public as we wait until the virus subsides.
12. Self-quarantine if sick.
Call your doctor if you have any symptoms. Stay home until you recover. Avoid sitting near, sleeping with, or eating with your loved ones, even if you live in the same house.
Wear a mask and wash your hands as much as possible. If you need urgent medical care, wear a mask and tell them you may have COVID-19.
Don’t Panic, Or Despair!
Please Show Respect For Our Government Leaders!
Faith Over Feelings COVID-19
Stay In Touch With Family, Friends, And Your Church!
Look For Opportunities To Help!
Take The Opportunity To Develop Your Spirituality!
Rejoice And Give Thanks To God!
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
James 5:14-15 ESV
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
1 Peter 2:24 ESV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.
Matthew 26:39 ESV
And going a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
1 Timothy 5:23 ESV
(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)
1 Peter 4:19 ESV
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
Matthew 25:36 ESV
I was naked, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me.’
2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Psalm 38:1-22 ESV
A Psalm of David for the memorial offering. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness.
1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
Mark 5:25-35 ESV
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately, the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing, you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Psalm 150:1-6 ESV
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Genesis 3:16 ESV
To the woman, he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain, you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.”
James 4:7 ESV
Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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