A letter from the pastor...
a Village to Fight against COVID-19.’
course, this is an adaptation from the famous African proverb, ‘It takes a
village to raise a child.’ Wikipedia explains it as follows: ‘It
means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and
grow in a safe and healthy environment.’
notion is ‘interaction by an entire community.’ I think it is the word
of wisdom which we need to take heed to more than ever amid the
Coronavirus pandemic. We get alarmed day by day by the rapidly
increasing number of the COVID-19 patients and the death toll, as well,
in U.S. and around the world. Numerous people are suffering in its
midst. Many families are grieving for the loss of their loved ones.
Patients are suffering under the deficiency of medical facilities.
Medical crew, care givers, and all the civic officers are fighting against
the virus on the front line. They are the people who need to be prayed
for, comforted and encouraged.
ago, I saw a woman on YouTube who is a nurse in England. She went to a
Super Market to buy some necessities after caring for the Corona patients
for 48 hours at her hospital. Unfortunately, she could find neither
bread nor toilet paper on the shelves. Those sections were all empty!
This is not a punctual quoting, but she cried out saying like, ‘Folks,
I am one of those people who’d care for you when you get sick and
hospitalized. Please don’t hoard the necessities more than you really
need.’ I felt badly at her plight because I could’ve been one of the
shoppers myself. The shoppers whom she was referring to should feel
responsible for her agony, too.
British nurse has made a huge statement amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The current crisis cannot be overcome by the authorities and the
medical crew alone. It takes an entire village! It takes voluntary
social distancing, caring for all the patients efficiently, outreaching
the people in vulnerable condition and encouraging all those people who
are fighting against the virus on the frontline.
nowadays God is teaching us all anew the African proverb ‘It takes a
village to raise a child.’ The difference lies in the scope of the
village in this current crisis. What it takes is not merely a village
but the whole community, the whole state, the whole country and the
whole world to win the fight against the virus. The entire world is on
board the same boat regardless of races and social classes. I hope this
crisis would bring a great awakening to the whole world and illumine
the solidarity of humanity in the minds of all. May God surround your
family in His great mercy!
peace.... Pastor Steven Kim
Pastor Steven Kim