The world is making every effort to find a cure for the coronavirus. Some medicines have already proven to help treat it and we are on our way to find a vaccine. We all long the day when we can go to the doctor and he is able to write a prescription to take it all away. But there is a greater prescription already available given to us by the Great Physician to treat all our ailments. It is found in the apostle Paul’s inspired letter which he wrote to the church that met in Philippi long ago. Then, as now, there were all kinds of trials and temptations that Christians had to face. In chapter 4 verses 4-9 we find God’s prescription for a coronavirus pandemic and whatever else you may be facing in your life.
Rejoice always in the Lord (v. 4).
Wait calmly on the Lord (v. 5).
Give all your anxieties to the Lord (vv. 6-7).
Meditate on the good things of the Lord (v. 8).
Walk continually with the Lord (v. 9).
Jesus invites you to come to Him for rest!
The key ingredient in each prescription is the Lord God. Without Him we are all desperately lost but because of Him we have hope. He came that you might have life and that more abundantly (John 10:10). He died for your sins and rose again to give you the assurance of eternal life (1 Cor. 15:1-3). He is the only Savior, the Lord of all, the Son of God. This One invites you to come to Him for rest (Mat. 11:28-30). No one else but Jesus (John 14:6).
Will you put your faith in Him today? Then repent of your sins, confess your faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God and be baptized for the remission of your sins. Is your faith still set on Him? If not, confess it and turn back to Him, pray to God and let us pray with you and for you. Whatever your need, please let us know how we can help you towards heaven, today.
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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