| Grace and peace from God be with you.|
We live in a world we have never experienced before.
We are having a hard time without any preparation.
It is not for some people but all the people in the world.
We are not the only people suffering, but everyone in the world is in difficulty.
I pray for your spiritual life and health every day.
We realize that it was a happy and grateful time when we came to MBST to study, worship together, and complain that the various requirements of the school and discipleship are difficult.
If you have been well trained in MBST, you will be living a godly life even in time of confusion.
But there are also some students who “quarantined” themselves from their godly life (ex; QT, Bible reading, prayer etc.).
We should be able to enjoy life with Jesus on our own, not only when there is someone checking on us.
My wife spends most of her time to read the Bible.
She is reading the Old and New Testaments for the second time this year.
I started again writing the Bible I stopped before and read the Bible and other books more.
My wife and I also join daily prayer meeting online.
Yes, it is a difficult time now, but I think God has given us a special period to focus our attention to Him alone.
At the time of writing Psalm 69, David was suffering greatly.
“Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.” (Psalm 69:1-4)
Nevertheless, he praises God and give thanks.
“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” (Psalm 69:30)
I think this is the attitude we need now.
Next week is the Holy Week.
I hope it will be a time to deeply meditate on the cross of Jesus.
I hope that it will be time to listen to God for the reason of allowing this suffering, and what God wants to say to us through this situation.
Paul wrote Philippians, a letter of joy in the most difficult times of imprisonment.
May the joy of our Lord Jesus Christ fill you in these difficult times.
From Pastor DAE SEOB JEONG