There is good news and bad news. We can rejoice that the biggest lift out of poverty in the history of mankind has happened in our generation. The bad news is that due to the corona virus, restrictions and lockdown measures, we risk a major global setback.
COVID-19 may have caught the church off guard, but it never surprised the Kingdom of Heaven. What if the real path to which God has called us is really to embrace every circumstance and therein to find the reality that our citizenship really is not of this world?
A crisis accelerates the need to re-think positions and strategies. But above all, we are to continue to proclaim that Jesus is Lord in all circumstances. Jesus is Lord of His church. We are to be faithful in evangelism and the teaching of His Word.
The early church faced a visible threat in Acts 4. However, the battle we are fighting today is more hidden. We faced an invisible threat, the COVID-19. We cannot see it, but it is lethal. However, there are lessons we can learn from the early church as we face the threats, whether visible or invisible.