Fearful of the unknown? Feel out of control?
This update was to tell you about all our school closings "across the globe" and how our children will be and are affected. It is going to be a huge change for nonprofits across the board, with no exceptions.
Star of Hope and Tent Mission is 50 years old and have been proud to not change our operations to match the flavor of the times. No, the Gospel and education are our main thrusts and will remain.
So, that leaves this article, up in the air a bit as I really want to discuss fear, being nervous and even mention anxiety. Fear is a strong emotion and I bet we all are more fearful now than a month ago, mix in anxiety and the uneasiness we feel in our bones in the face of the unknown. It all gets in our minds, hearts, and bodies really fast.
So many people are telling us, writing to us, emailing us about what to do, how to feel and so on...
Then the media, they, for the most part, are spreading fear and the fear let's evil in the door and of course across the news platform the talking heads retract yesterday errors and start in a new cycle of fear.
As Christians, we have to consider evil and all the things evil wants to do!
Fear and anxiety are energy vampires and left unchecked they might even cause us to make bad decisions. As adults, we sometimes have a hard time making good decisions in the light of fear and the unknown. This is a great time to firmly ground ourselves in the word of Christ. That's the main thing I want to share with you.
All this is worse for children and youth. For parents and adults, the best advice that I can find concerning children is to live without fake fear. Show them a fearless person grounded in Christ and be the best example. Create Godley men and women of your children and help your brothers and sisters.
The Bible doesn’t tell us to run away from fear:
· Fear paralyzes, but we bless others (Gal. 3:6-9).
· Fear resigns itself to fate, but we give the reason for our hope (1 Pet. 3:15).
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More thoughts on fear, will you lead your peers and family out of fear?
Talk the Good News often. Above I wrote, we must firmly ground ourselves in the word of Christ. So let it be on your mind and lips. It is about Faith and love.
Media usage and disinformation will reach an all-time high.
People will react differently. One of my dear friends said, “I just don’t want to hear any more about the death and the coming misery.” Some will become intolerant or violent. So when your near and dear get “ants in their pants,” give more of the “good content” from your mouth and your favorite verses. Pick wisely and keep the fear fear-mongering at bay.
Is it wrong to be positive in light of this pandemic?
The book of Philippians gave us some of the best information we need for living and running a good race. Paul simply said, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Love will conquer fear and set a great example. Remember we are living now so we may live for eternity.
Mark Presson CEO
Action items for you and your household's consideration:
1. Get Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 - opens a CDC Interim Guidance sheet.
2. Donate now to our Emergency fund - help us be ready to act not just react.
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