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Pandemic Stories

What I have learned

Rev. Dr. William E. Crowder, Jr. Pastor, Park Manor Christian Church

I’ve learned through this last year of the pandemic that…

  • Science is cool The wise men (Matthew 1:1-11) connected the study of the stars to the coming of the Christ. We should allow the genius that God gives to help us appropriate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in order to help us solve the pandemics of the world.
  • Food insecurity is real According to Feeding America, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and food insecurity have soared. More than 42 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus.
  • Humanity is fragile We have to learn how to take care of ourselves and take care of each other. We have to be gentle with ourselves and with each other because. We’re all just a pandemic away from going under.
  • Compounded Trauma (576,000 Plus Deaths and growing, Longterm effects of COVID-19, Economic Hardship, Black Death at the hands of White Police, Carjackings, Gun Violence, Bad Theology, Church Dysfunction) is quicksand for the soul.
  • The church is bigger than a building The building has been closed but the work of the Church has gone forth in power.
  • God is… in control Mark 4:39 says that Jesus took control of the storm. Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased and there was a great calm and a perfect peacefulness.