February 13, 2020 | IFA Staff
All across China, people are talking about Dr. Li Wen Liang. He was the doctor who discovered the novel coronavirus and in the early morning of February 7th he was promoted into glory and went home to be with our Father in heaven.
Back in December last year, he was arrested for being a whistleblower ‘spreading rumors’ about a mysterious pneumonia like virus. This morning we found out he was in fact a fellow brother in Christ. Our hearts are deeply moved by his sacrificial choice to spread awareness about the virus despite the risks he faced, especially to his reputation and to his own health.
He continued to care for patients up until he was infected himself. What a legacy to leave behind of what it means to be like Jesus to those hurting in a time of crisis.
He chose to be an example of Immanuel, ‘God with us’ to the people of Wuhan.
Can you imagine the joy he must have felt as he entered into eternity and heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant”?
So today, please pray for his family, especially his wife who is also infected and 8 months pregnant with their second child. May God heal them supernaturally give them grace, peace, strength and comfort during this time.
Dr Li Wen Liang penned a deeply touching Chinese poem of how he would miss his family, his beloved Wuhan and quoted 2 Tim 4:7-8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
Isn’t it an encouragement to find out that the doctor who first noticed coronavirus and courageously spread the word about it was a Christian? Share this story–people need to know.