Dr. William DeShone Rosser Pastor
Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education Ministry will develop, foster and promote Christian educational programs that will equip the Mind, Body and Spirit of children, youth and adults for discipleship.
Katie Beard, Director Christian Education Ministry
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many of us to state, “I Can’t Wait Until Things Get Back to Normal,” the children will be back in school, I will be back at work, I can travel without restrictions, I can go to social gatherings again, stop wearing these stupid masks and last, I can go to church again. Forget the fact that prior to COVUD-19, these were some of the things we were complaining about. Because of the fear COVID-19 brings, we are willing to go back to, bad relationships, bad finances, bad health, being lonely and sad, bad attendance in church because these are the things we are familiar with.
Fear is a powerful emotion. It will cause us to behave like the children of Israel when faced with the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army behind them closing quickly. Exodus 14:11-12 NKJV – “Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? 12 Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, “Let is aloe that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” Over 400 years of slavery, the familiar, was now worth more than the unknown situation they faced which was leading them to freedom. This fear was overwhelming because they had put their faith in the man, Moses who was leading them and not the God who had delivered them.
Don’t let our fear of COVID-19 make us long for things to return to normal simply because normal is familiar. Take this opportunity God has given to each of us and look forward to our new normal which might feel unknown, but with God we are certain it will be great because we are not going into our new normal alone. Take advantage of what God has given you: more time to study His Word, more time to understand who you are in Christ, more time to slow down and see the power of God sweep across this earth. “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 NKJV
Don’t let the fear of the unknown, (what’s going to happen after COVID-19 Pandemic, stay-at-home order is lifted), keep us from looking forward to a “New Normal”, where we strive to do things differently for God and ourselves. God never brings us through something to remain the same. Try serving God in areas we view as unknown or fearful and watch the power of God sweep across our lives. Embrace the opportunity God has given each of us to help make His church and His people better through our love and service to one another.
Our journey to our "New Normal", will often cause us to wonder if we have the strength to go on because of the heaviness of our hearts. At times like this, God will speak in a still soft voice quickly reminding us that it’s not about us, but about the service we render to the growth of His Kingdom and His people.