My pastor once said "Man can go 40 days without water, 4 days without food, 4 minutes without oxygen, but it’s hard to live 4 seconds without hope."
There is fear and doubts and questions, and people are face-to-face with their mortality, there’s a certain fear of death.
That sense of mortality and the reality of death and things out of their control makes them more interested in spiritual answers and answers about eternity.
The Lord uses things like this pandemic to awaken people.
Remember 9/11, all of a sudden people saw a vulnerability and the reality of their mortality and the imminence of death being beyond their control, and there was a new openness to, “Am I ready to die?”
However, as Christians, we have hope, peace, and the answers to death that our friends, family, and neighbors are looking for.
These scriptures remind us...
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
Jesus said in John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Paul said "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21
There has never been a better time to witness and share Christ than now. So with that in mind, here are some ideas to reach our friends, family, and neighbors.