Where to Turn During a Public Health Crisis
In a culture that spends more time on screens than reading the Bible, where do people turn for encouragement during a public health crisis?
In the midst of a global pandemic crisis, where do people turn for encouragement, reassurance, or hope?
People once turned to God, the Church, or family, obvious choices that played a high-profile role in American society.
Today, not so much.
Society is rushing pell-mell to jettison references to the existence of a majestic God who is also our Heavenly Father.
The Church, too, has experienced declining attendance for a generation or more. Family has taken a hit.
Fewer two-parent, safe homes act as a refuge from the world.
So people have no safety net, nothing but screen time and the mall, meaning social relationships are also broken.
But in my Mother’s favorite verse, God reminds us: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4: 6-7).