Philippine Bible Society

At Such A Time As This

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Eyes and ears are all focused on the COVID-19 pandemic local updates. Social media feeds bombard us with increasing statistics of people affected.  What with the depressing updates we see in the news, read in the internet, or catch from many other social media platforms, worry and panic are common responses.  After all, the dreaded virus is a clear and present danger which spreads and infects people everywhere.  It does look like a battlefield out there and governments around the world are fighting an unseen but formidable enemy.

         At such a time as this, what can we do?

1. Practice Unceasing Prayer

“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.” (Philippians 4:6, GNT)

The virus is real and so is our GOD. He is a compassionate Father who sees and feels with us. He is also a prayer away. In 2 Kings 20:5 He said, “I have heard your prayers. I have seen your tears. I will heal you.”  The COVID 19 havoc is a good time to level up on our talks with Him. Surely, He will listen to us when we pour out our concerns to Him.  Let us put our faith into practice. Let us pray for the people around us and to seek for God’s purposes in all these things.   We need not be anxious because God knows what we need and He will act as the Provider that He is. He has got our lives covered.

2. Practice Peace

“And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, GNT)

As we learn to lift up our burdens, fears, and worries to God, let us also learn to practice His peace. A peaceful heart is an immediate result of a trusting heart to a loving God.  Surely, we may not completely understand everything about the current situation of our country and the whole world. Our minds are filled with questions upon questions. The Word of God reminds us that we do not need to understand everything.  The Bible assures us that when we submit our cares and worries to God, and rest on the image of the good and loving Father that He is, peace will overtake our hearts.  He has got our hearts covered!

3. Practice Positivity

“In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.  Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, GNT)

Let our faith overcome our fears. Instead of the plague news that discourages and disables us, let us fill our minds with praiseworthy things.  What are these?  First, we focus on the reality of who our God is.  He is Creator and He is supreme above all other things.  As we allow God to work out His will and purposes in this situation, we remember the second one – work out a way to extend the reality of our God to others in need of the same assurance.  Our thoughts define our actions. Let us practice the command to think only of things that deserve praise. Once we do, we spread hope to those around us. The hope that says, we are God’s light and we will never succumb to the disease which lurks in darkness!


Heavenly Father, I know that I am called to be faithful and faith-filled at such a time as this.  May my thoughts, words, and actions always reflect the good God whom I love and cherish.  I pray that my life will be a light and testimony to others in need of God’s amazing grace.  Amen.

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Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society