Suffering and trials are what the Church is made for. Nothing that recently has happened in the world is shocking, as we’ve been forewarned of it within the Scriptures. The heart of man is exceedingly wicked; there are none that fear God; the flesh is at enmity with Him; and man is not simply indifferent to holy things, he’s hostile toward them. However, the church isn’t called to merely survive in times of virus and violence, she is encouraged instead to thrive.

Paul says in Romans 8:6, “For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace.”  And so Christians are able to see wickedness, injustice, sickness, and death through the filter of hope … not in a temporal sense, but through an eternal expectation that God will be glorified.

Our earthly duties remain … spend much time in prayer, love your neighbor, be charitable as needs arise, and work as unto the Lord. Life is abundant and abounds in peace only as your foundation is secure in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Grace to all.  TCF
   
This thought was written by Tim Files, an Aircraft Systems Analyst with Delta Air Lines. Tim also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of our FCAP Board of Directors.