COVID-19 – NATIONAL LOCKDOWN



Our President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night that the country will be going into lockdown for 21 days from midnight on Thursday, 26 March.  Undeniably, we are indeed living in trying and anomalous times.  
I thank God for the wisdom He has given our President and his ministers at this time.  We are probably all unanimous on the call to pray for our government.  We remain proud and supportive as they take necessary steps to curb the spread of this dreadful virus.  We are also mindful of the medical staff who are going beyond the norm to curb this virus and attend to the patients.
I have been mindful of the known fact that God’s Divine Power remains in action. God has this in His control.
He can accomplish whatever He wills to do and has whatever resources are necessary at His disposal.
He holds ultimate, perfect power, always well directed by His wisdom. In fact – there is no competition and no rival – to His Divine Power……..not even COVID-19.

We are in an unknown territory, so without a doubt there will be panic, anxiety and fear, but remember the One whom you serve and His Divine Power. We will stand amazed when we trust in Him and see what He can do in all of this. 
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us”

I encourage us as Baptist Women of South Africa…..”Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance of the Lord …. Exodus 14:13

May we use this lockdown time wisely:
·         We will have opportunity to bond with our families.
·         Pray with them and study God’s word together. 
·         Be of assistance in our communities, wherever possible and permissible. Our senior folk need our help – let’s help where we can.
·         Pray, pray and pray – God does hear us when we call on His name.    1Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

Together we are trusting God and confident that His Divine Power remains in action.

God Bless
Juliana

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