India (MNN) — India continues to see thousands die from COVID-19 every day in one of the world’s worst outbreaks so far. Unfortunately, many within the country (and in countries all over the world) continue to downplay the severity of the virus for political reasons. Read more about the situation here.
Maggie Konstanski of World Concern asks readers to take a different approach to the virus. “As Christians, we should be compelled by the suffering of our brothers and sisters. World Concern is witnessing the impacts of COVID-19. And the reality is the numbers are underreported because there’s not even enough testing to really be tracking these numbers.”
World Concern is working to support healthcare in places like India where COVID-19 is hitting hardest. You can come alongside to support this work here. Konstanski describes the suffering World Concern is seeing in India and all over the world. “There are mothers and fathers who are losing their children, there are children who are losing their parents. There are very real consequences.”
How can Christians respond? Konstanski says, “God tells us He is near to the brokenhearted, and He sees and hears the cries of people who are suffering. The reality is, right now there are millions of people around this world that are suffering as a result of COVID-19. And I think it’s our calling, as followers of Christ, to not politicize that.”
God loves all people and longs to bring healing to them. As Christians around the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic, pray their love will draw many to Jesus.
(Header photo courtesy of NIAID, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)