You Have a Lot to Think About

You have a lot to think about. We all do.

From the upcoming presidential and congressional elections to the economy to the Coronavirus, we all have a lot on our minds.

Let me remind you that with all illnesses cleanliness is the best solution–both at home and at church. At church we are going to continue to keep everything as clean as possible–plus a little more. If we all do that in our personal hygiene and in our homes, we will be a long way toward keeping ourselves free of illness.

You probably need to know our practices at First Baptist Church. From day one in this new building we have used disinfectant on all surfaces, particularly hand rails and door knobs. At the present time, we have even done this more frequently.

This is obviously a good time to teach our children about cleanliness, but it is not a time to panic and spook our children. They need to hear that you are going to take care of them and that “we will be fine.” Worse things than the Coronavirus can happen if we don’t encourage and reassure the people around us. I used to tell our children that “I will worry about that so that you don’t have to.” Children need to know that you will do the job God gave to you.

With that in mind, let me give you some suggestions.

Trust God and depend on Him. Don’t be anxious about anything but be prayerful about everything (Philippians 4:4-8).

Encourage others and always be ready to give a reason for the hope you have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15).

Love everyone and seek the best for all the people of the world.

When we think of God, we really have a lot to think about–and it’s all wonderful! “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).


  1. Nancy Robbins
    Mar 07, 2020

    I always love your encouraging words Waylon but giving us a good way to relieve the concern of our children is paramount. Thank you.

  2. James Atchison
    Mar 07, 2020

    Matt 6:27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
    Matt 6: 31 Therefore do not worry…

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)