Good morning. I am sitting in my office on Monday morning. Normally, I would be seeing cars and hearing voices as teachers and students begin arriving for Academy and preschool classes. Today is different. Our students are still in school but not “at school.” In my reading this morning, I read Jesus’ words to the disciples in John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” Jesus was speaking specifically of His crucifixion, so the reaction to disease is not “apples to apples.” I still believe our current situation is an overreaction and media driven. Make no mistake, the virus is real. Scripture assures us that we will have sickness and we will die. Good theology is important. Jesus was not telling the disciples to adopt a lase faire attitude. He was saying “I can give you peace . . . when the world can’t.” Knowing that we are going to face disease and disaster and being prepared puts believers far ahead. You should have a “peace that passes understanding” (Phil. 4:8, NASB says “which surpasses all comprehension”). It would be a wonderful thing if God uses this situation to give you an opportunity to share the basis of your peace.
The real purpose of this email is to keep our church family and friends informed. Here are a few notes so that you know our thinking and plans. Most of this is in response to the Governor asking that we not have large gatherings (in our area the request was more than 100).
Be biblical in your thinking. I appreciate and enjoy our church family. Let us know if you need something.
See you in church,
Keystone Baptist ChurchPastor Douglas B. Wrightwww.KeystoneBaptist.org
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