A Reminder of His Hope

As we face the unprecedented challenges and disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is my prayer that you would draw into the unshakable hope that is found in the promises of a faithful God.

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”

Psalm 91:4 (New Living Translation)

This passage hangs on a plaque in our home and serves as a regular reminder that, in the midst of all those things in life that are often uncertain or out of our control, God is always certain and still remains in control.

As you navigate the disorientation that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought into your life, be reminded that we are still His church (as MCBC) and that you are still an essential part of it. Remember that although we can't meet corporately in our respective churches right now, we are still woven together as community. In this unique time we have the opportunity to be the church in a new way by keeping our communal connection alive from a distance and by being the hope of Christ in our community during a profound time of anxiety and fear.

Take time, as you sit at home, to dream and pray about what it might look like for us to intentionally make Jesus the Centre of our Faith, Community the Centre of our Lives, Reconciliation the Centre of our Work and Grace the Center of our Posture in this unique time. My prayer is that in this time you would rest in the shelter of His wings and be reminded he God’s hope is still alive and well.


In Christ, 

Pastor Aaron Roorda

Eden Mennonite Church.