For most of us, 2020 has not turned out to be the year we’d been hoping for. This novel coronavirus has made its way into each of our lives, all of the headlines, and almost every country on the planet! The question is, how should the Christian respond in the face of such events? The apostle Paul, writing to a suffering church, seems also to answer that question for us in three short and simple stages: rejoice, pray, give thanks. In times of prosperity and even a global pandemic – this is God’s will for us in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.