Do we see the good in the bad?

This coronavirus seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips nowadays. Whenever someone is talking about it however it’s always bad. There are good things that are hidden in bad times or bad events but we need to look for them. I will give you a perfect example. Our church was shut down just like many others over the COVID-19 and it is a bummer, to say the least. I love fellowshipping with others and I am a big hugger so for the church to shut down means that I can’t do either one. The biggest problem however is that we don’t have that spiritual enlightenment and education from our pastor. God has asked us though to go out and spread the good news about Him and often times we forget to do this. I’m guilty of this also. I go to church and listen but end up keeping that blessing for myself instead of sharing it with others. I’m not sure about all of you but there are things in life that I want to do and on occasion, it sets precedence over what God asks of me. The cool thing about this coronavirus however is that it has given me an opportunity to remember what needs to be done for God. We cannot meet in large groups right now so a couple of close friends and I have started two small Bible study groups meeting on Tuesdays and Saturdays. My friend Karen hosts a zoom bible study on Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday. Between all of these Bible studies, we have almost everyone that came to our church involved! It’s not just attracting church members though we’re getting people involved that want to know more about God. Even though times may look bleak, God has a plan for everything that we cannot comprehend. We just need to trust, spread the good news, and always look for the good. Psalms 16:8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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