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Letter: An open letter to all Christians in America

To the editor:

Are you tired of hearing “wash your hands, wear your mask, and stay 6-feet away from people who don’t live with you?” Worse, have you been sick with COVID-19 yourself, perhaps with lingering effects? Or, most tragically, have you lost a friend or relative due to COVID-19?

I heard recently the sad news that over half a million Americans have died from COVID-19 so far. (Fox News, WSDR radio, (8 a.m. March 30). Every time we think COVID-19 is winding down, it comes back stronger again. We’ve heard lots of scientific advice and speculation about what to do. Scientists don’t know yet how effective the vaccinations will be against new virus mutations, or for how long. Meanwhile, people still are getting sick and sometimes dying. Scientists don’t have the answers. But God does. And he has the power to stop the virus.

In spite of all this, I’ve rarely heard anyone advising Americans to pray for an end to the pandemic. We can pray individually and with our families and in churches for God to heal our land. We need to admit to God that, as a nation, we’ve sidelined Him. We’ve ignored, or even despised, the Ten Commandments that he gave to mankind for our good. We’ve “done our own thing,” both morally and socially, in rebellion against his known will for us as set forth in the Bible.

I believe our country needs to return to God, who made our nation great and preserved it because our forefathers depended on him. We need to turn back to him and humbly ask for his forgiveness and mercy for our country. Then we need to pray earnestly that this nasty virus would end soon.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the lord,” Psalm 33:12.

Alice Brill

Sterling

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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