There is much concern and outright fear in our country and around the world at this time. For some, the coronavirus poses a serious threat indeed, though for most of us it is not that dangerous. Wise precautions are being taken, but there are those in “high places” who actually desire that there be as much damage as possible from this virus, in order to crash the economy and Donald Trump’s chances for re-election.
It is, at the core, spiritual warfare. Those of us who are children of God can rest in His protection, which frees us from fear. Those of you who are not, have everything to fear, especially your eternity. And God is an “equal opportunity” God. That means that you are eligible to be saved, no matter what you have done. Jesus came to save “the ungodly”.
And never forget that Jesus is the ONLY way to be saved. You can’t do it, and no one else can do it for you. Jesus is “the door”. John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” This same Jesus is coming back, and I had the wonderful experience of standing at the location where He will “touch down” on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, in 2017.
It’s all about love. First John 3:1 says it well: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” As His child, you are deeply loved, highly favored, and greatly blessed. Goodness and mercy follow you. He keeps His protection around you. He heals you. And much more!
Psalm 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” That is what has made America so exceptional. And think what you will of President Trump, he is God’s chosen person at this time to bring judgment on those who have been deeply involved in the worst evils you can imagine in America. (soon to be exposed) Prime Minister Netanyahu is Trump’s counterpart in Israel, the only other nation founded under God.
Do not despair in these trying times. First, make sure that you are in God’s family. All you have to do is ask. It’s Christ’s finished work at the cross that makes it possible. He is eager to take away ALL of your sins forever and trade them for His righteousness, and He even gives you as a gift the faith to believe it! You can’t beat that deal.
Enjoy your family during these strange times. Learn something new. Take time to think (don’t focus on amusements, as the word “amuse” actually means to “not think”!) Dust off your Bible and read the book of John. Discuss it’s meaning and act on it. Much good can come out of the current situation, even though it may get darker for a while.