Coronavirus and the Christian Response
A lot is being written about this right now, so I'll keep this brief. We Christians have a major opportunity to impact our community as our nation struggles to deal with COVID-19. In this post we're going to outline what our response must be.
In the ancient pandemics that plagued the world in centuries past, it was the Christians that responded with needed care. This is actually how and why Christians began to be the founders of hospitals across Europe (and then the rest of the world).
Here’s a quick list of “do nots” that we should follow- do not be fearful, do not be selfish, do not isolate yourself unless you are sick.
Here’s a quick list of what we should do:
Pray for those impacted by the virus and the resulting shutdown. Remember the ones out of work, remember the ones burdened with extra childcare costs, remember the ones that cannot afford to bulk-buy, remember those who are actually sick, remember the lonely who have been made even more so. Pray for them!
Look for opportunities to help. If you are sick, then pray for healing and stay physically isolated. If you are not sick, then go out and help! Offer to help with the burdens that may be afflicting others.
For more on how the early Church responded to pandemics of the past, here’s a great article from the Gospel Coalition: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-early-church-teach-coronavirus/
If you find yourself shut in, be sure to check out a few of our resources to both entertain and equip you:
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Thank you for being an active member of the Lord’s Army- now go out there and look for a way to help someone!