“I hope we don’t just go back to ‘normal,’ if normal means a nation that continues to defy and rebel against God and His ways, a nation that is openly hostile to Christians, a nation that rejoices and revels in godless behavior.”
As the summer months begin to settle on us, states across America are slowly beginning to open their doors for business after being shuttered for nearly two months in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus plague that has traversed the globe.
Certainly our nation—and the world—has never seen anything like this. Empty stadiums. Empty planes. Busy restaurants, malls, highways and parks turned into ghost towns. Congregations forced to worship remotely. Grocery stores struggling to keep Americans fed in the midst of meat packing plant closures and logistical challenges. Tens of millions of workers either laid off or furloughed, making for the highest unemployment rate since 1949. Hospitals in hot spots like New York and New Jersey overflowed with extremely ill patients. Social distancing is keeping us all six feet apart, and face masks are everywhere. I am grateful for the way the Lord allowed the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse to play a small but significant role in the past few months. Our Emergency Field Hospitals in hard-hit Cremona, Italy, and New York City’s Central Park treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients, bringing many back from the verge of death. Our chaplains worked alongside the teams, sharing the hope and comfort found only in the Lord. Several came to know Christ as their Savior. Praise God! Everyone is just ready for things to return to normal as they were before the virus. I understand that sentiment, and I am certainly ready to see America open up again, as President Trump has encouraged us to do. Workers are ready to get back to their jobs so they can provide for their families. Folks are eager to get out and about once again and enjoy summer activities. That is beginning to happen now in a number of […]
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.