As Jesus followers, we do not need to be fearful about the new Coronavirus but we need not be misinformed either about its reality.
This virus is very contagious, although it appears most experts are unsure how contagious. Is it seasonal flu level contagious or not? No one knows yet. But, we do know a few things to be true.
And finally, don't fear. I get it. I have watched this closely because it hits close to home for me. Fear wants to creep in and sometimes it does. But in the end, I keep reminding myself that God is on His throne and this virus is nothing for Him. While I wish He would eliminate it, I also recognize that God is working in amazing ways through this new reality and He does allow and use suffering for ways we rarely understand at first.
Steve Schirmer, President of Silk Road Catalyst and co-Host of Missions Talk. Least Reached Advocate. Dedicated to No Place Left.