Wherever you look or listen the main theme is the corona virus and its effects.The more you hear, read or see, uncertainty arises in you. In this situation, this applies to Christians and non-Christians. The question is, how do we as CityLight deal with this crisis?
2 Timothy 1,7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
We do not want to make our decisions in fear, but we wish that we make decisions out of love and prudence in the power of the Holy Spirit.
In this situation we see our responsibility as taking responsibility not only for ourselves but for others as well.
Philippians 2:4 ..not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
We have some people in our community who are working in the nursing department or in the hospital. Let us pray for them to be protected and used by God.
In addition, we see it as our responsibility to be a testament to our obedience to our leadership. Romans 13.1
All together, all these things lead us to conclude that it is prudent and loving not to celebrate our Sunday services until further notice.
WIE GEHT ES WEITER?
The community’s response to crises has always been to meet in smaller groups. We would like to encourage you to meet in Spotlight groups. Please note that you should follow the hygiene instructions stated by the Robert Koch Institute. Please contact us if you do not have a Spotlight Group yet.
There are huge opportunities ahead of us in this crisis. As Christians, we have everything we need. We have hope in Jesus Christ our Lord. Remember what we learned together in the In Paul’s Letter
Philip 4,6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
People are being taken from everything they trust: control, health, finance, freedom, family. We can respond to this situation with the hope that is within us.
Remember how Jesus was dealing with people in need. He gave himself, he served the sick and the poor, and he was merciful without prejudice. How can you serve your fellow men, how can you give more and how can you show compassion?
But there is also another aspect that we must bear in mind. 2. Chronicle 7,13-14 saith God:
2. Chronicle 7,13-14 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Think of what is happening in Africa with the locust, as Australia/Brazil/California have suffered from the fires, and look at the Corona pandemic. CityLight, God appeals us to prayer more than ever before! He appeals to you to repent and to do whole things with him. He wants to heal our country if we humiliate and pray intently.
We are looking for ways to pray together in the coming weeks. We will keep you regularly informed about this. Let’s use the coming Sundays to pray and fast. Ask God for wisdom how you can be a blessing in this time for those who live in your environment.
We are working to provide you with “spiritual food”. Until then I would like to put to you the livestream of the Calvary Chapel Siegen where on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. a worship with praise and sermon will take place.
We wish you in this time the peace of God beyond all the mind.
Be blessed, be a blessing!