Slowly, Carefully Opening
Our nation is starting to open up for business once again. But the going is still slow.
We are anxious to get back to work but skeptical of increasing the number of COVID-19 cases and hospital admittances.
As a nation, as a state, even as a municipality, it’s a delicate line we walk. Whatever stance we hold as individuals on the various means of protection we think should be used, we encourage everyone to be considerate of the other person’s views.
Wear masks in public and continue to practice safe-distancing. It should not be a matter of personal preference, but rather a matter of obedience.
Remember, you are not wearing the mask over the nose and mouth for your own protection but for the protection of others.
Valuing Those Around You
The mask (and social distancing) are not a sign of fear but rather a sign that you value others more than self. Jesus taught such an attitude as a Christian responsibility. He also reminds us in scripture that those who love Him will obey His commands. As believers, we want others to see us as a population that loves Jesus, and therefore we choose to follow His teaching and care more about other people.
Word Within Ministry thanks you for your generous donations during this time of scarcity. Many of you responded to our plea for financial aid last month and we are grateful. If you are in a position to continue your support, we would appreciate it very much. The ministry has some catching up to do. As we mentioned in our last issue, the wonderful truth is that God is always with us during the tough times as well as the good. He watches over us and always makes sure we have exactly what we need. Our trust remains in Him; we only ask that you consider the role He wishes you to play in helping us to help others find God.