“He who dwelleth in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of t he Almighty. I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save from the fowlers snare and from the deadly pestilence”. Psalm 91, 1-3 NIV.
The “deadly pestilence” called COD-19 Coronavirus is certainly a mighty blow upon us and as we remain in necessary isolation at our home in Nes Ziona, we have plenty of time to be still before God and to ponder what it all means for us, our family and friends, and indeed for all mankind. Is God speaking to us in a special way through this pandemic ? Are we close to the end of time and the second coming of Jesus, the Messiah ? The verses of scripture quoted above from Psalm 91 they comfort us and give us the assurance that we can “rest in the shadow of the Almighty”.
Life in Israel has virtually come to a standstill and the Israeli Ministry of Health believes that “in an extreme scenario, hundreds of thousands of Israelis will be infected of the coronavirus and in addition to the collapse of incoming tourism, Israel’s exports will be hard hit, a blow from which the economy will require time to recover”. Among the government restrictions imposed is that the number of people coming together at one place is restricted to 10 persons only.
We in Immanuel Tours are not in despair but on the contrary we are optimistic about the future and will, by the grace of God, be ready to continue our ministry when the coronavirus is ended. We remember the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Messiah, speaking to his disciples before his death on the cross. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 21 verse 36 ” we read:
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to ‘pass, and to stand before the Son of Man”.
-Philip and Berit Meyers
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