American preacher and megachurch pastor, T. D. Jakes, noted that the Church is needed more than ever to heal the trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Founder and Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House Church in Texas TD Jakes took part in the Finishing The Race! Conference organized by the American non-profit organization Ad Council. During the event, the minister shared his thoughts on the role of the Church in rebuilding people after the pandemic in order to increase confidence in vaccination among believers, according to the Christian Megaportal invictory.com citing The Christian Post.
“I borrowed the following phrase from Bishop Vashti Mackenzie, but it really accurately describes our reality: “Problems pass, but they leave trauma behind. ” I think we need to understand that although the problems are starting to dissipate, this does not mean that they will not leave consequences, ”Jakes noted during the event.
According to the minister, people today need a Church that could help them cope with the consequences and trauma.
“We see this in the escalation of killings. We see this in the escalation of divorces. We see this in the escalation of spousal violence. Trauma takes many forms. It’s one thing to hear about it, and quite another to see the actions of people. We rarely associate their behavior with the isolation, fear, frustration and job loss that preceded it, ”added T.D. Jakes.
As the pastor explained, today people more than ever before need the Church, the gospel, and new ways to minister to people’s souls, emotions and minds.
“Doctors can take care of your body, but the Church cares about your soul. Therefore, regardless of whether people need therapy, counseling or any other ministry, we must do it, ”he explained.
Jakes added that members of their congregation in Texas are being vaccinated against Covid-19, allowing them to gradually loosen restrictions during worship. He encouraged Christians who are still pondering to consult with qualified professionals and then make the right choices for their health.
COVID-19 cases have dropped by more than 5% in nearly every state in the United States. This is evidenced by recent data from Johns Hopkins University.