The Silver Lining

You must have heard the expression, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” This statement makes us see the positive side in every situation. Today, we read about a great persecution that arose against the church in Jerusalem; yet, the author chose to report it with a positive tone. Just like the author, we can decide to remain positive about the events that happen in our lives, knowing that there are always lessons to be learned from it, or be negative about it and wallow in self-pity.

This great persecution, though it dragged some men and women to prison, had some positives:
1. The church spread through the region of Judea and Samaria.
2. Philip went to proclaim Christ to a city of Samaria and multitudes believed.
No matter how bad or evil an event or experience maybe, renaining positive about the outcome may bring us something good. More importantly, if we’re able to see the hand of God in it, He directs the situation to our benefit and makes a mark in history.

God used the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus to save and redeem the world. This pandemic, no matter how disastrous it is or may be, God will use it to shape the world; He will bring something positive from it so I encourage you to remain positive. God is able to write straight in crooked lines.

Just like the author decided to remain positive in telling the story of the early Christians concerning the great persecution, let us remain positive about this pandemic for nothing is beyond God. And just like the persecution couldn’t hinder God’s work but rather propelled the spread of the Good News, in the same manner this pandemic cannot stop God from working with and through you. Spread positivity.
(Acts 8:1-8; Ps. 66; Jn. 6:35-40)


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