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2021 06 22

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Good morning.


We trust you are keeping warm on these winter days. If the daily stats are correct, we are well and truly in the 3rd wave of the pandemic here in Centurion, Gauteng.


How are we responding to what is going on around us? Are we doing the basics - wearing face masks, sanitizing etc.?


For some it is "Que sera,sera. Whatever will be, will be." While for others it is Psalm 91:7 "A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you."


How should we as followers of Christ be responding in the present circumstances? Proverbs 12:15 says, "The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice."


This quote from Martin Luther is worth noting.

MARTIN LUTHER'S PASTORAL ADVICE DURING THE BLACK PLAGUE


"I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy..."


Proverbs 1:5 says, "let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance"


Let us, intentionally, stand in the gap by praying for each other today.


Blessings.

Mike and Daphne


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