Beloved, in recent days the Coronavirus has created great concern across the world. In many locations, lives have been lost and others have gotten seriously ill. We pray for those affected by this virus. The result is that many are living in fear and because of this I believe that it is a great time to live out our faith before the Lord.
I am reminded of Psalm 56:3 which says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You!” Certainly, now is the time to trust in the Lord. Hence, as a church, we will continue to have corporate worship service. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and family members living in fear. Jesus is always the answer to those fears.
That said, we do not take this virus lightly and will continue to maintain a safe and sanitary church environment. In addition hand sanitizer will be available throughout the church. Also, please do all those things that the CDC is asking of you like hand washing, avoiding contact with your face, eyes, nose and mouth and limiting shaking hands.
Beloved, we refuse to allow fear to rule over us. Instead, we will trust in the Lord. Persecution has always brought growth in the church and I am praying that this virus brings many to come to Christ and continues to increase our prayer lives!
I love you and I hope to see you at church!
Pastor Joe Marquez
Grace Calvary Chapel