Eldred Marshall, Artist-in-Residence, Associate Director of Music Ministries

The headlines we see during the midst of this pandemic are depressing and scary.

However, even in the midst of uncertainty and pain, I find myself turning to the Bible in order to bring about mental and spiritual clarity.

The Word of God sustains. 

Here are some Bible verses in response to some recent news: 

“Tyson Foods Exec Warns of Meat Shortage – A major breakdown in American food supply”

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

– Matthew 6:26-27 (KJV)

“Shelter-in-Place Order is Extended”
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

– Psalm 91:9-11 (KJV)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

 “Jobs or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality”
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

– 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (KJV)

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money).

– Matthew 6:24 (KJV)

“Afraid to be a Nurse – Health Workers Under Attack”
I will say of the LORD, HE is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

– Psalm 91:2, 5-6 (KJV)

“Can We Trust the Experts?”
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.

– Proverbs 1:5 (KJV)

Let us continue to pray without ceasing and to minister unto ourselves, our friends, our family, and our neighbors as best we can.

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