COVID-19 threw the greatest curve ball for 2020 when the world’s second largest economy came to a complete halt. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 has now affected almost the entire world.Have you ever heard some people say that the ancient Bible is no longer relevant for us today? Of course, many of those who mentioned that the ancient Bible is no longer relevant today is due to the fact that they want to live a promiscuous lifestyle and the Bible is telling them that it is a sinful life. There are many people who have lost their moral bearings in this world. While it is definitely wrong to live a lifestyle that’s contrary to what God has designed for us from the time of Genesis , there is another issue that we need to address. The issue is how do we apply our faith and experience victory just like the saints of the Old and New Testament. This is especially true during challenging times like these.
Does God slumber during times like these? How should a Christian live out their life during a crisis in order for the world to know that we are different when we experience peace and joy? How do we model for our children regarding how to place our faith in God especially when we know that they will be in a very different environment 15—20 years from now?
We should not panic like the rest of the world.
What gives us a firm footing as the whole world is being shaken?
Mark 4:37-41 (NKJV) And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
We have entered into a perfect storm in our current situation. Beside the COVID-19 outbreak, we have a potential black swan situation in the economic front and there are different natural calamities around the world. We want to believe that something good will come out of this episode because the wisdom of men has been pushed to its limit. We are pushed into a situation where we will have to live by faith in God alone because God is the only one who does not change like a shifting shadow in this ever-changing environment. It will be the Lord who is the anchor for our soul and our faith! The ONLY SAFE HAVEN is walking in the perfect will of God.
Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith In God Still Relevant Today
当世界第二大经济国完全陷入停滞时，新型冠状病毒 (COVID-19) 在2020年造成了最大的冲击。更糟糕的是，新型冠状病毒现在几乎影响了全世界。
马可福音 4:37-41忽然起了暴风，波浪打入船内，甚至船要满了水。 耶稣在船尾上，枕着枕头睡觉。门徒叫醒了他，说：“夫子！我们丧命，你不顾吗？” 耶稣醒了，斥责风，向海说：“住了吧！静了吧！”风就止住，大大地平静了。 耶稣对他们说：“为什么胆怯？你们还没有信心吗？” 他们就大大地惧怕，彼此说：“这到底是谁，连风和海也听从他了。”
在我们目前的情况下，我们已经进入了疾风暴雨中。除了肆虐的新型冠状病毒外，我们的经济前线还有可能出现“黑天鹅：百年一遇的冲击”及世界各地不同的自然灾害。我们要相信美好的事情将发生在这插曲后，因为人类的智慧已经到了极限。我们被推入这样一种境地: 我们只能靠神而活，因为神是这个不断变化的环境中唯一没有转动的影儿。神将是我们灵魂和信心的锚! 唯一的安全港就是行在神完美的旨意中。
讲章系列：经历神 – 我们对神的信心在今日是否仍然有意义