“This Crisis Is Not Cause for Alarm”, provides a brilliant response and gives redress to guide believers through the Coronavirus pandemic. The most important aspect of this Coronavirus crisis is making it to “the other side”. While the disciples were in the throes of a life-threatening tempest (Mark 4:35-41), this was true for them, as well. This tempestuous trial is where the journey in “This Crisis Is Not Cause for Alarm” begins. Though this unknown virus has upended hopefulness and expectations for greatness this year, I want to remind you that one word from the Lord can change everything (“peace, be still”). Breaking news of the global pandemic thrust the world into a state of shock, uncertainty, dread, and dismay. Willis analogizes the Coronavirus pandemic to the storm on the sea of Galilee and has felt the same sinking feeling the disciples felt in their storm watching family, friends and colleagues battle the Coronavirus—some did not survive.
This book is Fred’s third published book and speaks directly to the times we currently live in. “Peace Be Still” calmed the water, the waves, the wind and the disciples and Willis believes it will calm believers struggling to trust God in such trying times. Such a message may not be warmly received by those who have lost friends, family members and their livelihood due to the pandemic, but Willis also provides direction for what this pandemic can mean for believers. “This Crisis Is Not Cause for Alarm” includes a missive to churches, musicians, singers and believers in general to discern the times (Luke 12:56) echoing Jesus’ message to the disciples in Matthew 24:6-14. Fred Willis wants believers to re-purpose their fear and uneasy feelings into a quest to share the gospel.
In the same way that the disciples safely made it to “the other side” after the storm on the sea of Galilee, Willis believes that we too can safely journey through this pandemic to safety on “the other side” to achieve the Lord’s purpose for us there and then. This inspiring book is available wherever eBooks are sold and includes a 10-day devotional.