Pastor in China describes trial of believers in Wuhan
A pastor in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak is at its worst, penned a letter on Jan. 23 addressed to Christians everywhere seeking to describe the trial believers in Wuhan are enduring.
The pastor, who remained anonymous, said "the safety of the congregation, a faithful witness, the possibility that members could contract the illness, have all become a great area of struggle," but an even greater opportunity to witness to the peace that is possible through Jesus in the face of death....
Mazoe Ford, with wires wrote: .... A former lawyer, Zhang was arrested in May amid tough nationwide measures aimed at curbing the outbreak and heavy censorship to deflect criticism of the government's initial response.
Zhang reportedly went on a prolonged hunger strike while in detention, prompting authorities to forcibly feed her, and is said to be in poor health.... .... Dr Feng said Chinese authorities lied about the coronavirus when it first emerged "in order to save face" and Zhang's sentence reflects that.
"China punishes anyone who challenges the state narrative by telling the truth," he said....
excerpt from, "China jails [perhaps Christian ‚úĒÔłŹ]citizen journalist Zhang Zhan to four years over Wuhan virus reporting"
Philippians 4:6-7 KJV (6) Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 GNB (6) Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. (7) And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.
Well, there you go pastor, you are absolutely right. God wants his people to be carefree, no worries. Only found in the peace of God, not a worldly peace.