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March 17, 2021: Empowered by Love

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:2, KJV).

God loves us, and His care for us helps us bring out the absolute best in us all. When we realize how much He loves us, it empowers us to be loving to those around us. Even though we are in quarantine at the time I am writing this, we, as Christians, should let this tragedy be a time to read the Bible more. We should make a difference in the world around us. We should help others by staying safe indoors, telling ourselves it’s OK to be away from friends for a while, and, through a consistent prayer life, everything will be just fine in the end.

God is calling us to rise up as Christians and make a difference in this world. I know how scary it can be finding out if you have the coronavirus because my aunt had a scare herself. She was feeling sick, and she had to get tested. My mother and I were very scared because we heard how the virus can kill people very fast.

We prayed the whole time, hoping the test would come back negative. In the name of Jesus, she was fine—the test was negative. Since that day, I have been telling a lot of people that God can work miracles. He saved my aunt, just as I know He will continue to save many others.

Dear Father in heaven, thank You for being the Miracle Worker. Help me to trust You more. Amen.

Talyah Bailey is an eighth-grader at the Harrisburg Adventist School in Pennsylvania.

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