Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see the signs of spring. In some of our towns and cities we hear the sounds of hammers and saws which means that construction is underway. Construction means new buildings are being built.
A good friend and brother sent us a very inspirational text message that has been circulating. The writer of the text wants to encourage those of us who are under quarantine. The text writer points out that the Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty”, and then goes on to tell us how God uses the number 40 in the Bible. Some of these examples are: The flood lasted 40 days, the Exodus lasted 40 years, Jesus fasted for 40 days.
The writer goes ahead to point out that some theologians think the number 40 represents “change”. It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change. We know God is not the author of the COVID-19 disease, but God is the “Author of Life” Acts 3:15 (MSG).
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 KJV. God is moving right now on our behalf. We can rejoice in His plan and purpose for us, for our community, and for the world.
We are Praying for you
Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh
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