Several years ago, I had some friends who felt called to go serve in Haiti. They had an idea of what they wanted to do there, they were going to teach at a local school. But ultimately didn’t know what God had in store for them during their time
Within the first week, the big Haitian earthquake hit. All of sudden it became clear what their ministry was going to be. They ended up spending several years loving and serving in the Port-au-Prince area.
Now, I am in Europe, and Coronavirus is hitting the continent pretty hard. The ramifications of this will not last near as long as the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but definitely for a season part of my ministry will change.
I’m not a medical professional, so I will probably not be able get into the trenches of treating patients, but as I look at the early church, the church in Rome, I see that that doesn’t mean I won’t be able to do anything. I can always do something.
What that is, God is still revealing the full scope what he can do, but He has already convicted me that I can’t just sit around and wait it out, I need to serve. We as a Church need to show the world, we are followers of the greatest servant leader in history, and we intend to follow his lead.
Instead of reacting in fear or remaining passive and waiting for this to pass, get out into your community and serve the people the best you can. Even little acts of service can leave long lasting effects. Even small acts of love will penetrate even the hardest of hearts.
The early church used to love and serve others during plagues and rampant diseases. Jesus went and served lepers! And here’s the thing, there is so much you can do to serve others while still respecting social distancing and being wise about not spreading the virus.
Picking up TP or food for those who are quarantined. Calling or texting those you know to not only check in but to genuinely connect so while they are quarantined, they are not isolated. Just to name a few.
So in the midst of this global pandemic, how will you serve?