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Two Sides of a Coin

Right now we live in a state of uncertainty and fear, not knowing what will happen next. We not only worry about getting sick or our family and friends getting sick, we worry if we will be able to withstand financially with everything shutting down. I’m saying this speaking from first-hand experience. I had just quit my job to start a new career working with small businesses. If everything is forced to close… well!? 


All this makes you ask - why? The answer is simple and often overlooked.  It can be found at the very beginning of the Bible….SIN!!!....It may seem like an oversimplification of the problem but it is the root cause of it all. Luckily for the world, God gave us an even simpler answer to the problem of sin. LOVE!!!!   His love saves us and washes us clean of that sin. God’s love for us is one of the easiest and most simple concepts, so simple that even a child can understand. We overlook the small things and the simple by trying to make it into more than it needs be. Take John 3:16 for example:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

God’s love saves us through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection!

A coin has two sides! With all the negativity in the world right now, we have to remember to look at the other side of the coin. 


As we see all that is going on right now, we have to stop and realize how good we have it in these times.  We have the technology and the knowledge to create equipment that saves lives, even during a worldwide event such as the one we are currently in.  We are able to stay connected with each other even though we are not in person and we are still able to worship together thanks to livestreaming. I have witnessed friends that are able to spend more time with their families. They have been going outside to explore the creations that God has made for us.


God loves us and has given us the remedy for sin. He will give the knowledge and resources to fight this virus. He also gives us beauty, friendship and family to help weather the storm. As we pray and remain vigilant, we can’t spend our days in fear. As written in Psalms 119:130 


“The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.”


 As we continue to read the Bible and grow to know Jesus better, we come to realize just how simple it all is, and see the wonder that He has for us.  No matter how bad it gets we have to remember that God has already won.


Here are a couple questions we should ask ourselves now:  


  •     How can we use this time of isolation?

  •     What good can we find in these trying times? 

  •     How can we strengthen our walk with Christ?


By HIs Grace,


Steven Pilley

Church 56 Director


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