Discipleship Thought

DISCIPLESHIP THOUGHT –  APRIL 2020 

 Each week over the coming weeks, we will be posting our discipleship thought on the following message from Pastor John Gallagher

Seven Important Lessons we can learn from Coronavirus

 Our Fragility

 This global crisis is teaching us how fragile we really are as human beings. We’re trying our best to contain its spread and we are hopeful we can eventually defeat it. But we are still fearful and the words of the psalmist ring true:

“Our days on earth are like grass. We bloom and we die. The wind blows (viruses come) and we are gone – as though we had never been here.”   (Psalm 103:15-16)

There is nothing in this world that is guaranteed to last forever – not our achievements, the stock market or our anything else.

 Our equality

 This virus doesn’t respect ethnic boundaries or national borders.

It’s not a Chinese virus; it’s our virus.

We’re all members of the great human family, created in the image of God (Genesis 1:17) In our fear and suffering, we are completely equal.

Our Loss of Control

We all love to be in control. We fancy ourselves captains of our destiny, masters of our fate. But the virus has revealed the reality that we’re not really in control

 

 

Reprinted with permission of and gratitude to Pastor John Gallagher,

Coolum Beach Baptist Church.