Can anything good come out of a pandemic? Here are some thoughts on that.
Today marks 100 days that we have been in quarantine. To those of you who read this blog you will know that it has not been easy. We do not have many of the freedoms that they have in the States and in Canada, even though we are opening slowly. I have tried to be pretty transparent about everything. In the beginning it kind of felt like the rug was ripped out from under us. It was like everything we have known as far as ministry goes kind of came to an end. Suddenly. It has been one of the most difficult and painful seasons that at this point doesn’t seem to have a finish. BUT there is one thing that I want to make clear, and that is ….in every moment, God has been so very good. So faithful. He has been with us through it all. Even though there are days when our emotions and the weight of it all takes our breath away, and days when we feel isolated and alone. He hasn’t left us. He has not forgotten us. He is, was, and always will be there. He has blessed us abundantly in so many ways.
In my last post I shared how we shared the now online Bible classes to our neighborhood WhatsApp group, and how from that, the lessons are now going out to more than 2500 schools in different areas of Honduras. The schools then send the lessons out to each child’s home. If it were not for the coronavirus, we woud never have had a need to go online with the Bible lessons.
Then today I received a message from our friend Breanne who has stayed with us different times throughout the years as an intern. It was easy to see even then the call of God upon her life. She is like a second daughter to us and she brought a lot of life and energy to our house back in the day! She loves Jesus, mangoes and coconuts! Now she is newly married and serving as a missionary in El Salvador. Breanne was inquiring to see if she could send the Bible lessons to a neighbour girl and a Pastor she is connected to. I told her of course! She told me the Pastor was so happy to have them. So now that Pastor in El Salvador will be sending the Bible lessons to his kids program, a school he is connected to, as well as other contacts. I have no idea how many children this will impact in El Salvador…but again, this would not have happened if it were not for being in lockdown due to Covid-19. God is totally moving and at work during this pandemic. Once again….I am completely blown away by this. I may or may not have broke down and cried. He continues to be so faithful and so very good! We praise Him for the doors He is opening.
It is the same way with my Word. I sent it out, it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:11
I am not going to go as far and say I think the enemy, Satan caused this pandemic. But I do believe he may have been laughing thinking he could stop the Word of God from being shared, but instead the complete opposite has happened. God has the final word! Seeds are being planted into the hearts of many children and we are praying for a harvest!
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:18