Coronavirus: What the world needs most?

-Mass gatherings suspended

-Schools suspended

-Church services suspended among other activities to further combat COVID-19 outbreak.

The entire world is concerned about the high level of the pandemic-COVID- 19 that continues to spread to all corners of the world in less than three months. A huge number of people are worried about Coronavirus outbreak and wonder about its end despite the fact that the world has advanced in artificial intelligence.

In the aftermath of the pandemic global economy is reported to noticeably slowdown.

These are the hard times ever where everyone wonders about the origin of all and why does God allow these troubles to happen.

For believers, they continue to comfort others that they should not be discouraged as hopeless and bear in minds that the hard times the world is facing can be changed by God-the Creator of Heaven and Earth who controls everything that exits.

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has declared March 15 as a “National Day of prayer” for God’s will on Earth.

This is also a similar concern to all believers in Rwanda and beyond.

What believers should do….

As a regular morning devotion shared by Bishop Dr Fidele Masengo of Foursquare Gospel Church-CityLight Church, he said, during the time the world is threatened by a severe COVID-19, people being confused, wondering where the answer will come from,…. Jesus is the answer.

“This morning I was given the word to tell people to keep eyes on Jesus. He is the answer,” he said.

He quotes the bible verse retrieved from Mathew 11:28. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor M. Godwin of New Jerusalem Church-Kicukiro echoed the similar message that people should keep their faith over fear and pray for God’s protection and healing.

“In such situations people read a lot of information and end up with fear due to what comes as updates. But, Jesus told us that  such moments would come and He is the one who provides hope, peace and tranquility. Believers should not panic but avoid anxiety,” he added.

Dieudonne Mbonigaba, a Christian at Nazarene church-Remera parish, said that people need to pray and keep their trust in God.

“God is able to cure COVID-19.Thus; we should not fear anything and avoid any kind of unbelief in our hearts.”

Quoting 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, he added that whatever is asked through prayer according to God’s will is heard and answered.

Evangelist Innocent Twagirimana believes that it is time people’s hope is tested whether it is a living or dead hope.

“Do we really meditate on God’s power in such hard times,” Evangelist Caleb J. Uwagaba asked in his article.

Amplifying his views with Biblical context, he retrieves words from Psalm 91:1-3.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”

He added, “The world needs Jesus during this time. Jesus should be the answer to all questions being raised as it is written in Holy Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 6. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No one can go to His Father-God except through Him (Jesus).”