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Thought for the Day by Phil Moon (Vicar)
“…your faith and hope are in God” (1Peter 1:21)
So, it’s still to be finally decided, but it looks like the Government are going to release many of our restrictions and ask us all to behave responsibly. Some will be relieved, some think it’s reckless. Some are excited, some are fearful. Some think it’s our only reasonable option, some say it’s completely unreasonable.
Where do you stand on that spectrum? How are you feeling about Monday 19th July?
And more important, what’s a good Christian reaction?
These are uncharted waters. We can only release restrictions at all because of the progress of the vaccination programme, but for many the rise in the infection rate, even though hospitalizations and deaths are much lower than before, feels alarming. So what do we do, as Christians?
First, we remember that our faith and hope are in God. He is the one who is ultimately in charge. He really is – so do you believe that? Honestly believe that?
If we do, then we’ll pray. That must be our first and our ongoing response. Pray for the pandemic, for our government, for the NHS, for spiritual advances during this time. Pray like we’ve never prayed before.
And we’ll love our neighbour. Love our neighbour on the train, in the supermarket, in the street, over the fence, in church…. taking care that we don’t pass on the virus (even if we’re double-jabbed). And we’ll love our neighbour who we disagree with over social distancing, face-coverings, vaccinations etc. We’ll love those who we consider to be irresponsible; and those who we consider to be ludicrously cautious.
And we will want to consciously and deliberately put our faith and hope in God, every morning.
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