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Recovering Our Lost Ground: The Divine Junction

May 24, 2020 Rev. Olufemi Babalola Season 1 Episode 6
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IKOYI BAPTIST CHURCH's Podcast
Recovering Our Lost Ground: The Divine Junction
May 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Rev. Olufemi Babalola

INTRODUCTION:

It is no news again that the human race has been undergoing global crisis for at least three months now. This is due to the outbreak of Corona Virus that started like a spark in the city of Wuhan in China but has turned to a wild fire which has engulfed all the countries of the world. COVID-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the century and the greatest challenge that the humankind faced since the 2nd World War. It has rapidly spread around the world without religious, ethnic, racial, territorial and language restrictions. It has posed enormous health, economic, environmental and social challenges to the entire human population. Millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have been killed across the globe while several thousands too have recovered from it. Global economy has been severely disrupted. Our religious life has also been adversely impacted due to the social distancing, partial and total lockdown measures adopted to prevent the further spread of the virus.

However, Covid-19 pandemic just like every other adversity has also come with some positive sides. One thing that is very sure is that there is a shift globally. Status quo can no longer remain in every area of our human existence. The dark moment this pandemic brought us into has also given us the following opportunities:

1.          Opportunity for a deep REFLECTION. There is an adage in Yoruba that says, “When a child stumbles and falls to the ground, he looks ahead but when an adult falls he looks behind himself.” Covid-19 pandemic had forced each of us to ask ourselves the following questions:

l  What happened?

l  How did we get here?

l  What did we suppose to have done that we did not do or done well?etc.

2.        Opportunity for REFOCUSING (Revelation 2:5). As we look behind, we are bound to discover certain mistakes or significant omissions we must repent from in order to forge ahead with hope into the brighter future and greater tomorrow.

3.        Opportunity for REDISCOVERY (Revelation 3:1-3). As long as there’s still life, there’s usually another chance, another opportunity and another possibility for recovery. However, if there will be recovery of all lost ground, there must first and foremost be a rediscovery. A rediscovery of purpose, passion and plans...

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Show Notes

INTRODUCTION:

It is no news again that the human race has been undergoing global crisis for at least three months now. This is due to the outbreak of Corona Virus that started like a spark in the city of Wuhan in China but has turned to a wild fire which has engulfed all the countries of the world. COVID-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the century and the greatest challenge that the humankind faced since the 2nd World War. It has rapidly spread around the world without religious, ethnic, racial, territorial and language restrictions. It has posed enormous health, economic, environmental and social challenges to the entire human population. Millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have been killed across the globe while several thousands too have recovered from it. Global economy has been severely disrupted. Our religious life has also been adversely impacted due to the social distancing, partial and total lockdown measures adopted to prevent the further spread of the virus.

However, Covid-19 pandemic just like every other adversity has also come with some positive sides. One thing that is very sure is that there is a shift globally. Status quo can no longer remain in every area of our human existence. The dark moment this pandemic brought us into has also given us the following opportunities:

1.          Opportunity for a deep REFLECTION. There is an adage in Yoruba that says, “When a child stumbles and falls to the ground, he looks ahead but when an adult falls he looks behind himself.” Covid-19 pandemic had forced each of us to ask ourselves the following questions:

l  What happened?

l  How did we get here?

l  What did we suppose to have done that we did not do or done well?etc.

2.        Opportunity for REFOCUSING (Revelation 2:5). As we look behind, we are bound to discover certain mistakes or significant omissions we must repent from in order to forge ahead with hope into the brighter future and greater tomorrow.

3.        Opportunity for REDISCOVERY (Revelation 3:1-3). As long as there’s still life, there’s usually another chance, another opportunity and another possibility for recovery. However, if there will be recovery of all lost ground, there must first and foremost be a rediscovery. A rediscovery of purpose, passion and plans...

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