#2 Moments of Hope with Pastor Jerry Rice

In the summer of 1876, grasshoppers decimated crops all across Minnesota. Desperate farmers worked day and night to keep their fields from ruin. As the crisis mounted, Governor John Pillsbury proclaimed April 26, 1877 as a statewide day of prayer and fasting. All the schools and businesses closed as people gathered in churches to pray and fast.
The next day the temperature soared abnormally. For three days horrified farmers watched billions of grasshopper larvae wiggle into life. Could it be that God had not heard the cries of His people. Many questioned if God even cared about their situation. But then, on the fourth day, the temperature suddenly dropped, and the frost killed the larvae. People were astounded. Shortly thereafter, the remaining grasshoppers disappeared into the horizon.
On Sunday, March 15th President Trump called for a National Day of Prayer. This morning I read a statement by Andrea Jones, a member of Calhoun Community Church posted on Facebook. Andrea said: Encouraging to hear of a possible drug to help with Corona. Could this be due to the National Day of Prayer? I believe, I believe! Feeling a little more hopeful. #callingongod
I am so thankful for everything that is being done to stop the spread of this terrible virus. We have incredibly smart and capable men and women working overtime to bring this crisis to an end, but I remind you again that our hope and our answer is found in God. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know!” There’s an old song that says, He has the answer to every problem…look to Him, He’s the answer for it all! #keepcallingongod