Ahead of Easter, Gov. Ivey offers words of encouragement to Alabamians affected by coronavirus

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Gov. Kay Ivey gives the State of the State Address to a joint session of the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the old house chamber of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — In the days leading up to Easter, Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement, encouraging the people of Alabama that despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, they should look to the future.

Here is the transcript from the video Ivey released Friday:

“My fellow Alabamians, As we enter the most Holy time for our faith, I know it is easy to be discouraged with everything that is happening in our world right now.

“It is disheartening to see so many of our fellow Alabamians falling victim to this disease and we can grow impatient with the disruption to our daily lives. We know we need to abide by these social distancing guidelines for the benefit of us all, but it has made many feel isolated and lonely.

“Scripture reminds us in John 16:33 that “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! He has overcome the world.” Friends, Jesus’ death on the cross is the promise that Christ will make all things new and he can work all things for His good.

“I know this year’s Easter isn’t what we are used to. This too shall pass. As you join others in faith this Sunday through your electronic device, let us give thanks to the Lord for his blessings on our lives and remember each other in prayer.

“Remember, we’ll get through this, together, even when we are standing six feet apart. May God bless you and the great state of Alabama.”


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