Shalom within a Restless World
Updated: Feb 29
The Distress of Wuhan's Virus Outbreak
Recently, the majority of social media is filled with news regarding the Wuhan virus: how many people are infected, and how many people are dying.
by Dr. Yap Chen Sing / February 24, 2020, 3:10 PM
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What Happens Now?
As a result, many churches in Hong Kong and Singapore no longer meet. Group activities had ceased, and numerous travel plans were also cancelled... Our hearts are filled with mixed feelings: purposelessness and restlessness.
As Christians, we understood that this is a sign of eschatology - Christ IS returning. Yet, on the other hand, we worry for our children and our health. We think of the many suffering brothers and sisters around the globe. In sadness, we weep.
“Be still, and know that I am God...” - Psalm 46:10, NIV
A Word of Encouragement from the Lord
As I was doing my personal devotion with the Lord this morning, I came together and remembered the song "Be Still". The lyrics, although simple, carry great depth and power especially within times of trouble.
Hide me now Under Your wings Cover me Within Your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar I will soar with you above the storm Father, You are King over the flood I will be still and know You are God
Find rest my soul In Christ alone Know His power In quietness and trust
Jehovah IS in Control!
As I sang this song in the corner of my room, suddenly, an intense feeling of peace in God encompassed the room! Because, even during the flood, He was still seated as King.
"The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever." - Psalm 29:10, NIV
May I also encourage all of you to sing this song together? Let's pray, be still, and know that He is God. Amen. "He says, 'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'” (Psalm 46:10, NIV)