22 May 2020 | Bern/St Albans [tedNEWS / EUDnews]
There are some Bible texts that sound nice but are hard to apply in the middle of a pandemic. Here is one of them: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [Philippians 4:6 NIV]
Anxiety is something that currently surrounds us. Is it safe to go out? How are my friends and family? How much longer can I cope with working from home, schooling my kids, and trying to balance a reduced income? And that is before I switch on the news, or have to face my colleagues in yet another zoom conference.
#dearcoronavirus 10 tackles this head-on with a message of hope, highlighting needs, sometimes in a humorous way, but offering suggestions as well.
A Swiss jogger notes how exercise helps. A Kenyan shares how music soothes him, while a grandparent in Sweden confesses that reading the Bible brings hope.
We also see a family packing a food basket for a needy neighbour, playing together and, yes, praying together. Perhaps this video clip explains, in very practical terms, what the apostle Paul means. Anxiety may be around us – but with God on our side, we are not alone. We can cope. We can hope. We can share.
#dearcoronavirus is a social media project coordinated by the GAiN Europe leadership team in cooperation with the Inter-American and North American Division Communication departments. It is aired in more than sixty countries worldwide, translated in multiple languages and aims to bring hope to millions of people living through difficult times. This is the 10th of an anticipated 12 episodes.
tedNEWS Staff: Victor Hulbert, editor; Deana Stojković, associate editor
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