|These are difficult times for all of us. Work disruptions, cancelled plans, and even some fear. If you are reading this, it’s because you are, or have been, on the front lines of healthcare every day. Some of you who have served overseas have dealt with a lot worse, with far fewer resources. War, natural disasters, man-made poverty and disease have ravaged the world since Cain killed Abel. Some of you deal with the fear of illness in others every day in your office, or in the hospital. For you, everything just ramped up, got busy, and chaos has lurked just around the corner.
This is why I believe so much in TCMDA, in trying to get us together for dinners, lunches, Bible studies etc. Times like this require us to build one another up in Faith as we face fear. We need to hold each other accountable for wise choices and self care. And most of all, we need to be fervently praying for each other.
If you know students, please reach out to them by email. Many of them are struggling as their timetables are disrupted, their education put on hold. A reminder from you to trust God's Sovereignty can go a long way in helping them stay calm.
So, THANK YOU, for what you do every day! Right now there is a spotlight on your heroic efforts, risking your own health for the well-being of others. But you do this every day, every year, without the thanks that you deserve. Long hours, ungrateful patients and institutions, personal sacrifice, because you are serving others. Take heart and listen to Paul’s exhortation to the Colossians (3) 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” And if it is Christ you are serving, then it is worship you are doing.
If there is any way I can pray for you or serve you, just ask.
Area Director and Pastor