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COVID-19 Quarantine Part 2

            Whenever my wife turns on the news my brain immediately starts to process what is going on in our world, all while wanting to jump to the book of Revelation and connect dots. Of course, as that is happening reports filter in about COVID-19 having respiratory complications and I am looking at the definition of plague, while links are coming through our messenger about locust swarms in Africa. I mean, we have all the trappings of an apocalyptic series on our hands as it stands. Throw in wars, rumor of wars, they will say ‘peace’ and destruction will come upon them and way too much caffeine on top of too many hours staring at a screen—it’s really easy to fall into a state of fear.                       H owever, as we move through the growing pains of adapting to social distancing, I want to take a moment to remind all of us that God is the Great I AM (Exodus 3:13-14). Last week, I mentioned how God’s plan to restore us can be seen all the way back in Genesis 3 when Man

COVID-19 Quarantine Part 1

     We all know what is happening, in our household our five-year-old calls it “The Virus”. Which, that definitely sounds apocalyptic whenever a five-year-old says it. We can all see what is said on social media about it. From those that think it is a joke, to those that are boarding up their homes awaiting the virus to mutate in full-fledge Resident Evil fashion. It affects every aspect of our lives. It can be scary. But, it does not have to be any of that, nor does it have to be “the end of the world…”      Before I go any further, do you know that God came to this virus-ridden world? Do you know that before COVID-19, God chose to be born as one of us so that He could free us from the ultimate virus of this fallen world—sin?! Perhaps that seem cliché. But, the truth is, all that we endure, the aches and ails of old age, knee pain, lower back pain, our fading memory as we age, aging, and even death—with all the resultant issues that span between the womb and the tomb, such as d


Principle 2 : Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) [1]      No. I am not about to drop 800-1200 words telling you you’re crazy. Some of us are, definitely. Why is that? We have all heard the definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results. It is the same for us as believers. Especially in our habits and with our hang-ups. But, just like Pastor Nick  at New Passion Church  made clear this past weekend in his message : we do not have to stay there! Because, through Jesus we have been set FREE. Jesus restores us to SANITY.      How? Why? Because, accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and relying on what He has done for us provides acceptance towards us in that while we were totally depraved in our sin, He died for us (Romans 5:8), so that we would not be burdened by the debt that we owe Him so long as we pr