Abraham V. Thomas
Dear Brothers and Sisters, it appears that the uncertain time brought on by Covid-19 will last for a while longer. It’s natural to wonder when this will all be over. It’s also natural to reflect on the annoyances and destruction it caused last year. But recall what Apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 3:8, “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.” KJV (King James Version). So, be patient; Covid-19 will be over soon. Also, try not to obsess over things over which you have little control. Instead of praising and thanking our Lord God for His love, protection, and sustenance, let us concentrate on praising and thanking Him.
I’m sure many of us are relieved to see the unimaginable 2020 and its devastation come to an end. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for taking care of us in 2020 and confidently guiding us into 2021. Whatever the year 2021 brings, try to stay firmly in Jesus Christ’s embrace. Try not to think about the sorrow and destruction of the previous year. In 2021, step out in faith, knowing that we have a loyal Shepherd who will never leave His sheep. The world’s Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t been able to overcome it.
Remember that we serve an all-knowing, all-powerful God who loves us. According to Psalm 121, it is the Lord Jesus who preserves and protects us. When fear rears its ugly head and grabs hold of us, let us try to remember this. Pray, and the rest will be taken care of by Jesus Christ, our Keeper, and Preserver.
Psalm 121: 5-8 (NKJV)
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.