It is a sad reality that the COVID-19 Pandemic is ravaging our globe and the spread of the virus is serious and terrifying. It is on this note that I have decided to check on the well-being of my friends and loved ones, hoping that we shall overcome this challenge together. We are frail and weak when we stand alone but we are strong and formidable when we stand together. We trust God that this pandemic, like others in history, will pass away and that we will be strong, healthy and alive to witness that.
The lockdowns to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have made things even worse for the poorest members of our society who don’t have the means of survival due to inadequate and unsteady flow of income. We need to remember the needs of the most vulnerable now more than ever and act together as people of faith to ensure that they are supported, and are able to care for themselves and their families in this difficult time.
Let the poor and destitute feel loved because it can and will increase their chances of staying safe. All that we have has been given to us by God, “For what makes you to differ from another? And what have you that you did not receive? Now if you did receive it, why do you glory as if you have not received it? (1 Corinthians 4:7).
Remember “We are the Hands and Feet He (God) needs to reach out to the poor and destitute,
don’t break the chain, reach out”
Jantiku Ijasini Jamare is a young person from Nigeria, and a co-chair of ACT’s Youth Community of Practice, representing Africa.