21st Century Epistle during Covid-19 by Waynette Duty

An Event – Then A Sound – Witnessed by Every Nation

My dear darlings at the YEAH shelter,

I am writing to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you dearly and look forward to being together with you again. Perhaps today you are wondering about the things taking place in our nation, and whether we will ever return to normal. When things like this happen, I reach for a reliable source.

If you are familiar with the Bible, there is an account in the book of Acts that involved a great event witnessed by people from many nations – much like the event we are witnessing in our nation and the nations abroad. I would like to share with you something that encouraged me. I looked at the parallel between then and now. The event was the Day of Pentecost or Feast of Weeks. It occurred seven weeks or 50 days after the Jewish Passover. This was a great event in and of itself, but what made it even more eventful was a group of Jesus’ followers were together in one place, and suddenly there was an unusual sound, climaxing the action which was to follow. Those in the room did not understand, and they wondered what was taking place.

This reminds me of what is going on today. A great event has occurred called COVID19; and as Jesus’ followers in the book of Acts, you are ‘sheltered-in-place’ together with fellow roommates, trying to understand what you should do, and what this is all about. There are many voices and many opinions, but what sound is reliable, and where should you put your trust? There is a man who says to you “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and talk with him and he can talk with Me. That man’s name is Jesus. He died for your sins to give you great hope. When you open your heart to Him, you will hear a sound just as the believers did on the Day of Pentecost, but the sound will be the sound of God’s voice resonating in your soul, letting you know you are secure in Him no matter what the circumstances are around you. His sound will lead you to a relationship with Him, where you come to know Him for yourself. He is a loving God, and He is already prepared you for this: The scripture card that was attached to your lunch bag each time you were served by us was to let you know (1) how much God loves you; (2) because He loves you, He gave His only Son Jesus to die for your sins; and (3) Jesus sacrificed His life on your behalf, and He now says to you “Come Unto Me.” These scriptures are found in the Bible at Psalms 139:17-18, John 3:16, and Matthew 11:28-30. Until we meet again, I hope this encourages you and gives you hope for a brighter day. If I can be of assistance to you via phone or Zoom, please do not hesitate to contact me.

All my Love,

Waynette