ANOTHER WAY OF LOOKING AT THE CORONA VIRUS!
All of us are concerned about this virus. We are afraid and not sure of what we should do to prepare or what is required to avoid it and how we and our families will survive if we catch it. This is normal, but in spite of all this, I am surprised that there seems to be little mention of God in this situation.
If any of you have read the Bible you are aware of the plagues and famines and disasters. They were often for the purpose of bringing God’s children, back to reality. To help them recognize that they were destroying themselves with bad habits. They needed to have their eyes opened, before they destroyed themselves. In others words, these plagues were often meant to help save God’s children. If they changed their ways and came back to living righteously they would be saved.
As I have thought of this, I wonder if this Virus isn’t one of the ways God has allowed all of us to look at ourselves and recognize that maybe we need to make some changes in our own lives.
It amazes me. Today. how many people say they don’t believe there is a God. How many people have walked away from their faith, their religion, and their spiritual beliefs and have chosen to follow the ways of the World. How quickly and easily they make excuses for their decision. All fingers are pointed to the reasons they choose to walk away. How easy it is to turn our back on God and not believe!
If you read, in the scriptures, the times when people walked away was because they got to a point of pride and prosperity and it seems decided they didn’t need God any more. It seems to be a cycle that happened over and over again. We are now in that cycle. At the top of the cycle where life is good. We aren’t in need of much. We are pretty prosperous, in most cases. We have all we want and have no major wants. I’m speaking for the society I am presently in. Just look at the habits of many, if not most. The 10 commandments mean nothing.
What do they say? In Exodus 20. briefly – Love the Lord, Don’t take the name of the Lord in vain, Keep the Sabbath day holy, Honor they Father and Mother, Shall not kill, Shall not commit adultery, Shall not steal, shall not bear false witness (lie), Shall not covet (want or envy someone else)
Please read them. As a society – where are we? As I said before, more and more are saying they don’t believe in God, Swearing is common. What are we doing on Sunday? Families are falling apart, Adultery? Common place, Steal, kill? Our prisons are full of all those who got caught! What about others? False witness – Politics? Covet? – Keeping up to the Jones?
Just a few examples.
Are we a righteous nation here in the United States? I think not.
Are we righteous individuals? We have to each look at ourselves and our own choices!
In my estimation, as a society, we are pretty lost.
What has God done, in the past, to societies that seem pretty similar to ours – like Noah’s time – Sodom and Gomorra? – He has done things, either to destroy them or He has given them a second chance,
Is this Virus, a second chance? Are we being given an opportunity to evaluate our lives and become aware of the changes we need to make in our personal lives? Or are we so ripe in evil that we will destroy ourselves?
We all are going to die, at sometime. Think about it.
I believe that this Virus, is our second chance to make our lives right. When we leave this earth shouldn’t we all be right with God?
If we get to stay, at this time, shouldn’t we start living the way God asked us to?
I am looking at this virus as my second chance.
Please take this time to get down on your knees and ask God for direction, comfort and hope. To help each one of us repent and choose to be obedient and follow Him, so we can bring goodness to our world and be good examples to our children so they have a chance at a good life too.
May God bless you all.