Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE –

Blessed people of God: Last night, Governor Dewine outlined a responsible protocol for getting Ohio back to work.  There are different recommendations in the protocol for different sectors of the Ohio economy.  While Religious activities are still classified as essential activities, we are still enjoined to act responsibly.  In the outline by the Governor, the stay at home order is still in effect and gatherings of over 10 people are still prohibited in Ohio.  One key aspect of the outline…

Thinking About The Past

It is amazing how our thoughts sometimes tend to hold us back. The mind will always wander and when it does it tends to think mostly of things that are long gone, especially things we have no business thinking about. The Bible is very clear that our thoughts or what we think about are important to God. The prayer of the Psalmist in Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable…

Thinking About The Future

Times like these affect how we generally think about the future.  There is palpable fear about contracting the dreaded novel corona virus.  Added to this fear is the uncertainty that the virus has induced everywhere.  Uncertainty about your studies, uncertainty about your jobs, uncertainty about your finances, and uncertainty about your health.  Sometimes this past week I heard the leading infectious disease expert in the United States say ordinary things like shaking hands or hugging friends may be a thing…

Redeem The Time

This is definitely an Easter with a difference.  In my over 60 years of life, I cannot remember an Easter Sunday that I was not in a Sanctuary to celebrate the Easter Sunday.  I have written in the past about how the Easter period should be the most joyous of all Christian celebrations.  The joy of Easter is not the kind of joy we see in everyday life.  This is so because it brings into memory one of the most…

Completed By Faith

There are two dimensions of faith.  One speaks to the trust and the belief we have in God.  Hebrews 11:1 says “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  So, our faithfulness in God demands that we trust Him no matter what the situation is.  Our song says God is bigger than our circumstances, and this must naturally lead to trusting Him above all circumstances.  The other dimension of faith speaks to…

COVID-19 April 2nd Update

April 2, 2020 Update: Government of Ohio Extends Stay at Home Order Blessed People of God: The government of Ohio, today, extended the stay at home order till Friday, May 1, 2020.  It takes effect on Monday April 6, when the old order expires.  The order is essentially similar to the previous one, but it also included some little variations to limit overcrowding in grocery stores and state parks.  The full information can be accessed at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home.  I urge you all…