The latest news and statistics about the Coronavirus and where it may be heading next has captured the attention of millions of people around the world. We hear how many are being infected by it, and sadly, that people have died from it. All this is having a paralyzing effect on many. This is not only impacting the lives of people personally, but also it has affected areas of commerce where business is being cancelled. The airline industry worldwide feels this, flights are being cancelled and employees are not working as much, which means reduced pay. We are watching the make-shift securities, that seem to support, protect and comfort our lives, slowly erode away. So how should we view and respond to these threats?  First, do not become overly obsessed by all the news reports. These reports can be overstated and listening to them constantly breeds fear. Instead, act responsibly and use precaution by following common sense health guidelines of good hygiene. Most important is that God invites us to enter into the greatest fear, that of fearing Him. The Bible speaks repeatedly of the importance of “fearing the Lord.” When we “fear” God, we respect and trust His ways and provisions. It does not make us more fearful, because we understand His great power and His love for us (1 John 4:16-19). Actually, fearing God is what dispels all of the other fears that enslave us.  Read Full Article …

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.