Thought for the Week: What Would Jesus Do?

A few years ago, my daughter Becky wore a bracelet with those words on – What Would Jesus Do? – and whenever we came upon a problem or challenge with two ways to choose or to take we would remember the bracelet and say to each other Well, what would Jesus do?
With the Covid-19 virus continuing to challenge our lives with decisions to make now and later as things begin to get, in some way, back to normal we might turn to our Lord Jesus Christ for help.
We can find the answers in many of His teachings and parables. First of all my mind goes to the Great Commandment, ‘Love the Lord with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your mind and love your neighbour as yourself.’
Many people are suffering due to the virus and many will suffer even more when we try to start again. As the virus has spread throughout the whole world our neighbourhood has grown throughout the world.
One of the songs we love to sing begins with, ‘ He’s got the whole world in His hands.’ Surely, some good would come out of this terrible situation we have found ourselves in if ‘May the nations be glad and sing for joy.’ The whole of Psalm 67 is our prayer for the week and as we read it will give us hope.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us,
That Your ways may be known on earth
Your salvation among all nations.
May the peoples praise You, O God;
May all the peoples praise You.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
For You rule the peoples justly
And guide the nations of the earth.
May the peoples praise You, O God;
May all the peoples praise You.
Then the land will yield its harvest,
And God, our God, will bless us,
And all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

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