“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

This verse tells us not to be anxious about anything.  Instead, the verse tells us to pray and be thankful.  Thankful we have a God who is still on the throne and still in control.  God has not been taken by surprise by the coronavirus.  God has a bigger view of the situation.  He already sees the end.

With that said, we need to use common sense.  We need to use best practices to protect our selves and others.  This is also a time for the church to look for ministry opportunities.  Paul as he continued in this letter talked about some practices the church should consider.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”    

Philippians 4:8-9                                                                                                 

Now let’s go forward with the peace of God in our hearts and minds.  A peace that only those that know Jesus can have and understand.

Navigating these uncharted waters with you,

Wendell Horton

Senior Pastor

Sky View Missionary Baptist Church