When the sun sets on year 2020 what will be your worse memory. Probably without a doubt it will be the Coronavirus. This great country of our has had its share of virus threats, down throughout time, but probable non any harsher or unkinder to our environment or our society than this new found threatful killer.
Grocery stores have been legally robber of our main necessaries of life, by inconsonance shoppers. Fast food restaurants have closed, preventing us the enjoyment of eating that big fat cholesterol filled Hamburg around the table with friends. Our work places have closed, sending us to work at home, or to have no work at all. The Stock Market has tumbled. Even medical facilities have limited us to only medical emergencies, just to note a few of the inconveniences this Coronavirus has caused America’s society.
Parallel these inconveniences with unreasonable irrational excessive consumer panic shopping, which always fosters many unwarranted harsh words.
“When you sell merchandise to your neighbor or buy any from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.” (Leviticus 25:14)
Most importantly, the church doors are now closed indefinitely in compliance with the logistic mandate of controlling the spread of the Coronavirus. So, what’s the answer to this horrific pandemic?
Simply put, we can all worship, singly and families alike, in the quite of our homes. For God’s Word has this covered as well. The Scripture gives us specific instruction, for Scripture worship.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
I realize there is little question that right now, greater suffering is being inflicted by fear, panic, and hysteria than by the virus itself. Human nature being as it is, worry comes natural to us all. However, as believers we are to have fear in the sense of awe but not cowardice (1 Peter 1:1; 2:17)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Yes, its hard out there. Sometimes it feels as if our world is literally being ripping apart at the seams. No matter what evil may throw at us (Ephesians 6:12), including this so-called Coronavirus, our God is still on the throne. With His help, we can conquer this too. (Romans 8:37) And with faith we will. (Hebrews 11:1,6)
So, wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, say your prayers and tuck in for a long much needed safe nap. Amen!
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."(Philippians 4:4)
Is this a true infectious hysteria? Not only that, is this entire episode becoming a competition? It’s surely easy to get caught up in it all. Hording necessary supplies may just do more wrong than good. One dedicated internet fan tells it like this “My husband got caught up in it, and I finally had to tell him to cool it because he would not only bring home an oversupply of toilet paper home, but definitely germs would be coming home with him for free.”
What about those closed fast food establishment handing out food through the drive-in windows? What about the food delivers, the food preparers, and the servers handing the food through the window?
What about the mail deliver bringing your mail? How many has handled or touched that precious letter or bill?
What about the change you get from m the service station? Money is the dirties of the commodes, they say.
I could simply go on and on, but you get the picture. The bottom line, if germs are going to get you, the little invisible critters surely will. So, be prayed up!
Our family recently received a nice note from our pastor, outlining his concern for his parishioners. While our church is closed, he will be giving an abbreviated Sunday service via the internet. Your church may be doing the same.
He also requested that we not forget our homebound members during this particular trying time. What may they need?
As you leave this blog, please read Psalm Ninety-One. This psalm of trust may be outlined as follows: the bases of security found in the character (vv. 1-2) and care (vv.3-8) of God; and the blessings of security (His protection, vv.9-13, and His love, vv.14-16).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Blessings to all!
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