By Baluku Alex
As we are locked in our homes, it is important that we use this time to think about our lives and how we might do things differently.
Strive to live believing and trusting in the Lord.
Previously, much of our lives had been consumed by multiple activities. We are social, busy human beings by nature, so this time alone is like a new novel for all of us. One wonders if social distancing, face masking and hand sanitizing might become the new normal, so scheduling time for spiritual life-building can become part of the change of filling the void of loneliness.
Preaching today in the morning Sunday service relayed on the airwaves of South Rwenzori Messiah Radio 97.5fm, Rev. Meshach Baluku, vicar at St. Stephens Kikonzo Church of Uganda in the St. Paul’s Deanery, said that just like everyone needs physical food for physical strength, he/she needs spiritual food for spiritual strength especially during this time of the pandemic.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. … Fear not, for I am with you.
Also, reading the Book according Acts of the Apostles Chapter 28 Vs 17, the Vicar said that Paul is telling the people to let God take up residence in their lives. He encouraged them to have their faith planted in Jesus Christ saying that it is during the times of disasters that God prepares his Children for great things.
He encouraged the people not to have a reason to be anxious and worry stressing that God is looking out for them.
He said that when Christians take their worries and anxieties to God he will give them his peace challenging whoever was struggling with worry to go to God in prayer and thank him for all the good things he’s done for him or her and ask Him for His peace during this time.
He said that God is faithful for he has been faithful to all his children throughout every generation stressing the need for the Christian faith to spend some time dwelling on God’s faithfulness to them and trust that he is going to be faithful in this situation too.