Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
As we reflect on the last seven months of living through a pandemic, the words of Jesus, spoken over the results of His miraculous intervention for a hungry multitude, suddenly take on new relevance and urgency: “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.”
This year has been a year to remember, beginning with the presidential impeachment trials and political party lines being drawn. Next came the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation, border closings and the resulting economic crisis around the world.
These are five life-saving words. When each day seems to bring a heavy weight of chaos, conflict and uncertainty, these simple words of Jesus have a great impact: “I will give you rest.” He prefaces these words with an open invitation: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden” (Matt. 11:28, NKJV).
Avec des masques et des bureaux séparés de six pieds (ou plus), les enseignants et les élèves des écoles de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia font face à une année scolaire qui semble bien différente que les années passées.
While the COVID-19 virus continues to cause concern, I’m thankful we are finally addressing the racism virus that has infected America for hundreds of years.
A medida que evolucionó la pandemia de COVID-19, se cerraron las puertas de muchos negocios, desde gimnasios, tiendas de mercaderia y restaurantes hasta escuelas y lugares de culto. Sin embargo, esta crisis ha abierto ampliamente lo que considero “puertas de oportunidad”.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, the doors of many businesses closed, from gyms, retail stores and restaurants to schools and houses of worship. This crisis, however, has widely opened what I consider to be “doors of opportunity.”
We live in financially troubled times due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, God has proven faithful, just as he was to Joseph and Pharaoh.
We are assured that we can not only visit, but also set up residency in the closest proximity to our God.
We are navigating with a measure of uncertainty regarding the details of how everything will unfold in the near future. Nevertheless, Jesus has not been caught by surprise by our current world condition.