It is time to talk Coronavirus – specifically how we, as Christians, should respond to it. I don’t have all the answers, especially when it comes to the practical implications of the disease and how we can best help our neighbors in need. But I do think that we need to talk about how Christians are meant to respond to the real threats and challenges in this world.
The simple answer is that we are to have faith and not fear. And this faith should not only calm our hearts, but send us to care for each other and our neighbors in ways that confound the world. This fits very well with our year-long emphasis of evangelism. The world needs to see us not just as heralds, but as sacrificial servants. Pray for open hearts and faith this Sunday as we journey through 2 Timothy 1:6-7.