Our world is engulfed in a never-seen-before pandemic. It is called the “Corona Virus” and at this point (March, 2020) there are almost 7,000 deaths due to this killer virus. There is much fear and perhaps some overreaction over it, as air travel has been suspended, schools are closed, sports are cancelled and even churches are shut down…and it can get even worse.

                The problem with the virus is that it is very contagious and it spreads easily from person to person. The incubation period is around two weeks and a person at this stage is already carrying (and spreading) the virus, even when symptoms are not present yet.

                I hope that by the time you read this blog at church, the pandemic has already subsided. I also pray that it does not affect any of our members and that health of our brothers and sisters all around the world remains strong.

                On the other hand, I pray that we become very contagious and that we spread it all around. No, I am not referring to any virus or illness, but I am praying that we become contagious Christians. If an evil virus is capable of turning the world upside down, our victorious faith in Christ can do the same, and even more.

                A contagious Christian:

                Loves God with all his heart and mind (Matthew 22:37)

                Loves others with the love of Christ (John 13:35)

                Is filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)

                Studies and preaches the Word of God (1 Timothy 2:15)

                Is filled with peace and joy (Philippians 4:4)

                Lives by faith and walks in holiness (Romans 1:17)

                Is the light of the world and salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16)

                The fact is that all believers can be contagious Christians, but in order to be so we need to remove all the masks that cover our faith and message from the rest of the world. We don’t need to quarantine the Gospel as if it was a malicious and infectious disease.

                I see people everywhere with masks on their faces to avoid the spread of the Corona virus. This is wise and worthy to imitate. I also see many Christians that are afraid to spread the Gospel of love, life and liberty in Christ.

                Brother or sister, remove all your masks and become a contagious Christian today. Let your light shine brightly for Christ so others can see that the “cure” for their sin is not found in religion, morality or anything else, but only in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

                A. G.

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