Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

by Gregory A. Johnson
Coronavirus Response, by Gregory A. Johnson

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19, I encourage you to:
Follow the advice and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and your local government and healthcare agency. 
Pray and stay in God’s Word. This is where you will find peace, comfort, and healing. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Read the Psalms.
Submit your prayer requests at We pray for every request that is submitted there, trusting God to meet needs, according to his will and his Word, working undeniable miracles in ways that will bring Him glory.
Love others as Jesus has loved us, being light in the midst of darkness.
I feel led by the Spirit to remind you of these three verses in God’s Word, the Bible:
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV).”
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5 ASV).”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid (Jesus, John 14:27 ESV).”
I wrote the following articles that I encourage you to read and reread until they are in your heart and part of your spirit. They will help strengthen and enlarge your faith.
How to Stay Strong and Courageous in a World Full of Fear
The Wilderness: A Time of Spiritual Growth
Desolate Places: Where Our Strength is Renewed
I pray for you and your loved ones, praying God’s protection and healing to come in like a flood, removing all fears, baptizing you and those you love in His grace and peace.

Know that you are loved,