Timely Reminder from Psalm 46

Executive Director Rick Lance provides a timely reminder from Psalm 46 about God’s sovereignty during these days and always. Visit alsbom.org/coronavirus for the latest resources to help your church.

Video Transcript:

Hello, Alabama Baptist.

I wanted to take a moment to just give a personal update and for us to have a time of connection. I’m not trying to promote anything, I’m not trying to remind of you any event coming. I just want to try to connect with you via this video email concerning the coronavirus.

Obviously, just a few weeks ago, it seems like a year ago now, we didn’t even have any idea much of what this really was. Now we do. We know that we’re on a front end of a potential curve that we hope will peak out earlier than in some places around the world.

But I’ve come today just to remind you what you already know, but from friend to friend, from my heart to yours, I wanna remind you of Psalm 46. The God of Psalm 46 will see us through this time of need. Remember, He is our refuge and strength. A very present help in times of trouble.

The 10th verse tells us to “be still and know that I am God.” This is an opportunity in the midst of all the frantic pace that we might have and the disruption of our routine to pause and remember He is God.

We have a number of resources online related to the coronavirus. You have other resources as well. A prayer guide is online too. We do need to be remembering the government officials, the administration, regardless of party affiliation. This is a time for Americans to come together, Alabama Baptist, Southern Baptist, to come together. Therefore, we pray for our leaders. We pray for the doctors, the nurses, and the medical team who are now going to be exhausted and overtaxed during this period, this critical time we’re in. Be sure and think about the neighbors around you, especially those who are at risk.

And remember always, you can reach out to us. If you have any need that we can help you with, we’re going to try to do it. We do have a ban on some travel right now from our staff and the office hours are going to be changed somewhat, but we’re still here for you. So Alabama Baptist, thank you, thank you so much for being a part of the family. And with God’s help, knowing He is sovereign, we’ll see this through together.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

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