As we are facing the pandemic Covid-19, day by day number of infected persons are increasing and people are in a complete lock down in many places. Everyone is advised to stay at home in order to control the spread of the virus to friends, the wider community, and particularly the most vulnerable. Even though the Medical team are trying their level best, the pandemic is accelerating and this creates fear and confusion among the people. Millions of people are under quarantine. The entire world is worried about the spreading of the coronavirus. We are locked inside our homes feeling powerless and helpless. But in the midst of heartache and pain, we can find the hope and courage to go on only with God’s help.
Look to God in the midst of our limitations because we are not alone in our life storm but God is with us always. Hope in God gives us strength to lead our life courageously in the midst of sickness and troubles. C. Neil Strait said, “Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him; take from him his purpose, and you slow him down. But take from man his hope, and you stop him. He can go on without wealth, and even without purpose, for a while. But he will not go on without hope.” Dear people of God, No matter what is going on in your life, you can trust that God is in control, and is working everything out for your good. He loves you, and cares about what is going on in your life. He hears your cries and sees your pain. Moreover, He understands. Prayer moves God. And when He moves in your life, you will feel His presence, experience His peace, and draw from His strength in ways you never thought possible. Psalms 34: 4-6 gives us an assurance that God hears our cries and will deliver us from our troubles. Psalmist says, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.” Let us humble ourselves and confess our sins and cry out to God Almighty so that God may forgive our sins and heal our world from this pandemic. Amen.
I would like to thank each one of you for your prayers, love and care given to me and to my family. It was indeed a great privilege God has given me to serve you all in the last three years as an Assistant Vicar and we really enjoyed your fellowship. We praise God ASST. VICAR’S MESSAGE Parish Messenger April – May – 2020 Page 5 for His faithfulness and enabling us to do His work here for His glory. “Great is Thy Faithfulness. Great is Thy Faithfulness. Morning and morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.” From the bottom of our heart we express a BIG THANK YOU to all of you. Our prayers are assured. If God willing, we are going to Kerala on April 27th. As you might know, I am appointed as the Vicar of Thevelakkara Mar Thoma Valiya Palli from May 1st onwards. Please continue to uphold us in your valuable prayers. God bless you all.
With Love and Prayers,