11 Oct 2020
Dear family in Christ
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the central focus in this year 2020. It is on the news everyday and has affected the daily lives of millions of people in every country of the world. As at 8 October 2020, there were 36 million cases of infection globally. The number of deaths has just crossed 1 million recently. There is deep grief for the families who have lost their loved ones and also much anxiety for those still recovering from this infection.
I thought about the large number of deaths and a few reflection questions came to mind: How many of them had heard the gospel of Jesus Christ? And having heard the gospel, how many had placed their faith to believe and trust in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? Where are the souls of these 1 million people now – in heaven or in hell?
May this unprecedented pandemic spur us on to focus and press on urgently in the faithful proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ amongst our family and friends and also the countless millions of people in Singapore and all over the world who need to hear the good news of salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:16-17