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365 Fear Not’s From the Editor

Never before in our generation have we experienced this kind of fear as with the Corona virus.  The older generation went through real fear, like the second World War and the war between the English and the Boers.

What is positive in this situation, is that nature seems to heal itself.  According to reports in Venice images shows lucid and clear channels,and the surprising  return of swans, fish, and even dolphins to the city’s waters as gondola traffic has been brought to a halt.

What is more surprising is the demeanour and attitude by most individuals of wanting to assist and help, respecting each other, encouring each other and speaking positive affirmations like “we will get through this together”.

The virus is physical, what about your spiritual health?   “Fear not!” is the most repeated command in the Bible. In fact, it’s been said that there are 365 “Fear nots” in the Bible, I personally have never counted it.

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24)

Are you afraid to die?  Are you sure what will happen when you exhale your last breath?  Many people, including Christians, are petrified of dying (also known as thanatophobia) . In fact, many people are consumed by the fear of death and dying. Or they are afraid of suffering as they die. Or not being ready.

Do you know the hour of your death?  No surely not.  Fo you know your tomorrow?

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there.’ . . . Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that’” (James 4:13,15). God decides if we live and do this or that. Our faith isn’t based on what God does.  Our faith is based on who God is.

If you believe that God is in charge of your life, and you have accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour and let go of the old “man”, you will be filled with incredible courage, energy and joy. Jesus Christ is our living hope.

We are immortal until our Father decides to bring us home. Think of it: immortal — you are immortal. When we close our eyes and give our last breath, you will live with Him forever.

Why are you then afraid? Speak life over your situations, ask the Holy Spirit to calm your fears over something you have no control over.  We all die sometime, but until then, live life to the fullest, without fear of a virus or dying. If you are in isolation, make use of the time and spend time with Him!

We don’t know what will happen over the next few months.  But God does!  Trust him.



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