Rev Heather Hall (Toowoomba Wesleyan Methodist Church)
There is a lot of worry in the World. While we are to remain on alert against the virus, worrying won’t change our circumstances or lower our chance of infection. It won’t help us fight off illness or move us to action.
Worrying about anything happening in the world will only increase trouble. Corrie Ten Boom said “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”
Rather than worrying and being anxious, Jesus calls us to respond with prayer and faith in Him. Why is this comforting? Because our Saviour; Jesus, became a man. We read in the Bible in John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighbourhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” MSG.
Jesus stepped into our sickness, sin, and death and what did He do? He healed the sick, cared for the hurting, raised the dead and ultimately defeated death Himself. Why? So, we don’t need to worry. We can trust Him. We can put our faith simply in Him. He has proved it is worth it!