Tuesday, April 7, 2020
RE: A Virtual Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto for Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Dear Fellow Prayer Warriors,
Greetings and God’s Blessings from BLCF Church and BLCF Café!
As Christians, we discover ourselves in the same boat as non-Christians, facing the hard times that come from the invisible threat of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
At such challenging times, we must persevere by keeping our faith and hope while trusting GOD for guidance. We need to listen to recommendations of the public health officials, scientists and the government to wash our hands, maintain social distancing, staying at home for the health and safety of ourselves and others.
Many of our church members, as well as guests at the BLCF Cafe, are on the mature side, some with health issues, making them vulnerable to the deadly COVID-19 virus. We pray for safety and protection for the BLCF Community from the Lord. We pray the Lord’s protection and blessings from the Holy Spirit for the people and businesses of the Bloor Lansdowne Community.
As a church, we keep open the lines of communication by calling our members, friends, and families, either by phone or by computer, so that we may share support and pray together. Though isolated at home, this contact allows us to keep our unity in spirit and in faith.
Let us find solace by continuing to read the Bible, by praying, and by seeking God’s guidance while supporting one another. We may not be able to walk physically with each other, we still can walk together with the Lord, united by His Spirit.
At times like this, may we take comfort while meditating on the following Scripture passage:
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, stay healthy, keep safe, and travel with God’s speed. And for those who believe that the COVID-19 Coronavirus indicates these are signs of the end times, I reply is Christ Jesus here? He will come on that last day, for only the Father in Heaven knows the time that the Lord will return. Matthew 24:36:
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
In these challenging times, dear friends, we encourage you to keep the faith, maintain 6 feet of social separation, and wash your hands!
Yours in Christ,
Steve and Sophie Mickelson
Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church and BLCF Cafe