Reading the latest blog of @Steemchurch published few minutes ago by our Apostle Darlenys buirths great hope in my heart and has become a great food of encouragement to me as a person and to us as a family.
Earlier today, I read the 5th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus declares that we are the light of the world and that we are strategically positioned where everyone can see us.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
From the above verses of the scripture, we see that the world is looking up to us to be a solution even in times that are as troubling as this. It is no more time for us to cry along with others but to rise in confidence to give the world a message of hope to brighten their downcast faces.
Jesus has declared that we are the salt to preserve the world in times as this when everything seems to be in chaos. We are the light for the world which seems to be in groping darkness.
Jesus said that we as light are not to be hid, rather be strategically located to beam hope to the people. We must not run to hiding now. It is time we rise up in unwavering faith to make declarations in our prayers for the land.
I am grateful to God for a charge as we have from @Steemchurch to rise to the responsibility to make the world better by the understanding of the value that God has placed in our lives.
In case, you missed the onus of this post, I wish to re-emphasize it as below.
What can HeartChurch do?
The church has shown experience of responding to other emergencies and epidemics since ancient times, we know that there are key procedures that we can perform in these times to promote preparedness and resilience:
- Give hope and face fear with accurate information and encouragement through our faith.
- Keep the wider and worship community connected, if necessary through messages, phone and online, in the event of quarantine and disruption of physical relationships.
- Express God's compassion and care to affected people in our communities, remembering that those who are already
- The most vulnerable will be the most affected.
- As HeartChurch, we are called to be a voice that calms and reassures, affirming that Jesus is with us.
We are the light of the world!!
It is time to rise up to our knees in prayer as a family and as a church. Our prayer must be offered in faith to God irrespective of our diversity in our languages and we believe God will hear us and heal the land.
Moreover, we must not forget to complement our words with acts of love. It is time to give - give gifts, food, hope, smile and comfort. Every abundance of God must be shared abroad to many.
God bless everyone who will rise to this commitment - Amen.