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Message–March 15, 2020
At Colonial, we are daily monitoring reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, as well as staying in contact with the medical professionals and doctors that serve on our church’s Safety Team. They are receiving information on a daily basis and sharing the latest information they receive with us. And we want to help you stay informed. Below are links to several excellent articles on the subject. Please take the time right now to read these as they address common questions you likely have, such as:
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- How does it spread?
- How is it treated?
- What can I do to protect myself?
Taking Necessary Precautions
Responding to the virus means taking several small practical steps like washing our hands often, covering our nose and mouth when we sneeze or cough, and staying home from school and work if sick. And please, if you do become sick, contact your doctor. These are all common-sense things, but important things, nonetheless, that we need to be reminded about.
Trusting Our Sovereign God
As always, we are confident in God's sovereign control and care over all things. As children of God, what would our heavenly Father have us do? While we must remain on alert, we must not give ourselves to undue worry, anxiety and fear. Rather than worrying and being anxious, Jesus calls us to respond with prayer and faith in Him (Matt. 6:33-34; Phil. 4:6). God has called us to face life’s troubles and threats (even viruses!) with faith and courage, leaning our weight on Him. That also means we will trust Him to guide us in our gathering of facts and the wise dissemination of information as we deal with this situation.
Demonstrating Faith to a Watching World
As you watch the world react to this crisis, don’t neglect to share the faith, hope and confidence you have in Jesus (1 Peter 3:15). Share how He rescued you from the universal epidemic of sin and eternal death. Truly, we have nothing ultimately to fear.
Finally, press on, friends. Pray for the sick. Walk in God’s strength. Use your health to serve, not to hide. And rest assured as the situation develops, we will continue to monitor it and keep you informed.