COVID-19 has created an unprecedented crisis in our nation and the world. For the first time in my lifetime, major events and activities have been cancelled to flatten the curve of a lethal virus. Schools are either closed for an indefinite time or have transitioned to online learning. Those not considered essential workers have to file for unemployment, if they’re willing to call over one-hundred times to get through the busy lines. Social distancing is the new buzz word. And now President Trump has declared a national emergency.
What are we to do with all this information?
It seems everyone has a different idea of how we should respond to the coronavirus.
Some are placing their faith in stockpiles of toilet paper, water, and hand sanitizer. Others are dismissing the government’s warnings as an overreaction. Many are overwhelmed and confused.
As a daughter of Christ – and definitely not as an infectious disease expert – I have a different perspective. I find hope. Yes, you read that correctly. I find hope in the words Jesus spoke to His disciples, just before His crucifixion: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
Those words offer us the opportunity to respond with faith and wisdom instead of fear and panic.
I’m glad you asked. Follow along my Facing Coronavirus blog series to know how to better respond with faith and wisdom. We’ll learn six strategies we can implement as we face the coronavirus pandemic.
It goes deeper than washing our hands for 20 seconds, wearing facemasks, and keeping 6 feet apart. All which are great things to practice; so, please keep doing that. This series is one I learned from a preaching. They have proven to be beneficial in my life and I wanted to share them with you. Tune in daily to face the coronavirus with the help of this series.