BE THE CHURCH
BE THE CURE
Psalm 103:2-3 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of his benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.”
One of the prayers of my heart is that we, as the Body of Christ, come through this pandemic well both spiritually and physically. It is vital that each of us do our part to be help this virus not spread.
Throughout history, the church has established a long track record of providing physical and spiritual well-being to the people of our world. God is calling on us to carry out this task once again today.
I invite you to prayerfully consider making the following covenant:
- I will be an example to others in my community by practicing social distancing techniques, such as remaining at home when possible and maintaining a six-foot separation from others.
- I will practice good hygiene by washing my hands and face often with soap for twenty seconds.
- I will ease the burden on our healthcare system by following any new procedures established by physicians and hospitals.
- I will follow the counsel of our governing authorities and pray for them to have wisdom in these days.
- I will check on and care for the people of my church and life in innovative ways, such as by telephone, text message, and social media.
- I will seek opportunities to share the Gospel and love of Christ with my neighbors and pray for them daily.
- I will continue to support God’s church with my speech, finances, and prayers.
- I will seek to grow personally in faith by worshiping God in song, reading the Bible, and prayer.
If we are to truly Be The Church, then we must also seek to Be The Cure. Let us seek to end this pandemic by every spiritual and physical means possible, and may it be said of us in following generations, “They both prayed and acted upon their prayers.”
Dr. David Rhoades