Sunday, 22nd. March 2020
Hi brothers and sisters,
It’s Sunday! This is the first time in my life that the church is mandatory to close on Sunday. Sometimes I take Sunday worship for granted. I must admit I missed the gathering of the saints. I miss all of you today. For awhile is was a debatable issue. To close or not to close! What is the right thing to do? Leaders struggle for wisdom to do the right thing. I thank the Lord for the PBC Crisis Management Committee that helps to guide and update the church in the face of Covid-19.
“A prudent man sees the evil and hides himself but the simple pass on and punished (with suffering)”.
The word prudent means sensible, careful, cautious, making sound decision, or being farsighted. A prudent man is a wise man who fear God. All of us need to be a prudent man or woman especially in this time of uncertainty. A prudent man is able to foresee the temporal dangers and calamities. He will find ways that he can escape the impending storm ahead of him. In the Old Testament, in the last night under the bondage of the Egyptian, the Israelites heeded the instructions of the angel of death, they stayed in their homes and their lives were spared. In Noah’s time, only Noah and his family of eight were saved. Because they obeyed the instructions of God. But the careless and unbelieving go on, without concern, till they meet destruction. Be prudent! A prudent person foresees the danger ahead. He walks by faith. He sees the danger and runs away. But fools will go on without being aware of the imminent danger that leads to death.
I urge you to stay close to the God by listening to Him from His word. Listen and act on His Word you will be a prudent man. A prudent person will walk with discretion and wisdom, and will be able to see the danger ahead and will avoid it.
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth”. Psa. 55.11
O Lord, our God, we worship you. We thank you Lord for your Sovereignty, you are still in your throne. You are in full control of everything. We thank you for your steadfast love for us. Lord, how much we miss meeting together as your people to worship you. But we are grateful we can still worship you where we are. We thank you for the PBC Broadcast this morning at 10.00 am. Help us to worship you still as a church, in each of our private homes.
Lord, I thank you for the PBC leadership, for the sacrifices they made to help coordinate all the affairs of the church in this unusual situation. Thank you for all the pastors and CG Leaders to continue to shepherd the flock. Help us all to be on the look out for each other even in isolation that we can be connected in the Lord and his body.
As a church help us to avail ourselves to the cries of the needy in our community.
Have mercy on us, O God, have mercy on us, for in you we take our refuge. We will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster had passed. Psa. 57.1
In Jesus name. Amen.
Pastor Isaac Yim