IC Week Six Title

By Dan Etheridge

Week six: Anxiety…

Looking around it is not hard to spot that people are anxious. Maybe it’s seeing people rushing to and from the shop with their head down, maybe it’s seeing people jump back in fear when someone sniffs near them. Maybe you’re feeling pretty anxious as you spend lots of time reading the news and swiping through social media.

In this weeks session we want to encourage you to lift up your head, focus on God and learn from our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world who, despite dealing with daily anxiety, have found a peace that really does pass all understanding.

Before you jump in, we also know that during this global crisis our church family around the world are in need. The anxieties that we are experiencing are being shared by Christians who are really struggling during this outbreak. In India, many Christians come from poorer communities. Being on lock-down means they can’t work, which means no money for rent or food. And this is where we can stand with them, providing what they need whilst restrictions are still in place. Please check out the new coronavirus crisis appeal here, take on a fundraising challenge, share the link and help your church family around the world. Thank you!

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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