Guv to Negrenses: ‘Fortify faith with prayers amid COVID-19 pandemic’

first_img“We are not alone in this battle. Wehave a God whom we might have disregarded and overlooked due to the haste ofour modern lives and love of self,” a teary-eyed Lacson said in his message tothe provincial government employees during the community prayer held at theCapitol grounds on March  24. “We are not alone in this battle. We have a God whom we might have disregarded and overlooked due to the haste of our modern lives and love of self,” says Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. PNA-BACOLOD FILE PHOTO In ending his message, the governorshared a verse from II Chronicles, Chapter 7 a portion of which read: “…If mypeople who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek myface, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I willforgive their sin, and will heal their land.” “We Negrenses are God’s people, and Hewill surely hear our pleas for help. For though our life changes, He neverdoes,” he said. “First world countries, powerfulcountries, and the less powerful ones are frightened and shaken just the same.This disease knows no earthly powers,” he added. “It is for this reason, I am addressingyou today – to remind all of us of our dependence on God’s mercy and grace. Novictory over anything, over any disease is possible without God,” he added. “Yes, the virus has reached our island,our country. Never in recent history that borders and ports have been closedand community quarantine imposed,” he added.center_img The governor said COVID-19 is new toeveryone and that humanity, as a whole, is not prepared for it. The governor, however, said that “thisis not the time to cower in fear and confusion, but (the time) to fortify ourfaith with prayers”. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental urged Negrensesnot to fear, but instead to strengthen their faith in God amid the global fightagainst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Lacson said that months ago, the threatwas not as real for the Negrenses as it is now. On March 15, Lacson ordered the closureof borders, ports and airports in Negros Occidental until April 14 as part ofthe province’s intensified measures against COVID-19. (With areport from PNA/PN)last_img

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