The 6-year-old woman teaches autistic brother 2 Timothy 1: 7 to alleviate fears of the corona virus
A young girl's decision to follow the words of the Bible inspires others to prefer belief to fear amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheletta Brundidge, mother of four and author of children, shared a video clip of her 6-year-old daughter with Twitter, teaching her autistic brother 2 Timothy 1: 7 from memory.
2 Timothy 1: 7 is a popular verse among Christians in difficult times. It reads: "Because God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of strength and love and self-control." (ESV)
Brundidge says her daughter learned the Bible verse in the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis that the family attended.
The video clip in which she teaches the verse to her 7-year-old brother Brandon has received national attention and is broadcast on Fox News and Good Morning America.
Brundidge said her daughter shared the verse with her brother "to ease his fear of COVID-19."
"My son Brandon has a debilitating fear of his #authenticity. His sister taught him a scripture that she learned at @ FellowshipMiss2 Church to help," Brundidge wrote on Twitter.
"Stop making your fear of #Coronavirus bigger than your belief in God. Please the blood, pray and wash your hands. Amen!"
In a subsequent tweet, Brundidge said that her son had been so encouraged that he had managed to get up in front of the church and recite the verse.
Who was on the "Program" today at @ FellowshipMiss2 Church and recited the scripture his sister taught him to relieve his fear of # COVID-19? That would be my seven year old # autism artist, @Hammermill Paper Slinging, @Raising_Canes, son Brandon eats. pic.twitter.com/5Lk5WNEfOf
– Sheletta Brundidge (@ShelettaIsFunny), March 15, 2020