You know it’s kinda depressing right now, when all we hear on the news is doom and gloom. Coronavirus, or Covid 19 as they want to call it for some reason, it’s all over the place, and now even whole countries are going into quarantine. It is a very real and imminent threat to your life, whether you want to admit that fact or not.
What’s the antidote?
Whilst all the scientists and egg heads are looking for a cure, vast hoards of the earth’s population are becoming more and more nervous, tensions are rising, and pulses are racing. Although there is nothing much I can do about the virus, except attempting to follow the CDC’s advisories and use common sense, and plenty of hand washing, there is something I can do about my response to the situation. There is a line in an old U2 song, Rejoice, that goes, “I can’t change the world, but I can change the world in me, if I rejoice.
Rejoicing, can and should be a part of any believers’ arsenal to combat all the negativity that can so easily entangle one. An attitude of gratitude is also one of the blessings that a believer should enjoy and employ to ward off the darkness that can so easily beset us. And what of humor? I am solidly convinced that God Himself is the inventor of humor, (after all, you’re living proof of it) and he loves to see His people happy. If a priest becomes a lawyer, would he be a father-in-law? Did you hear about the Irishman who texted his wife, Hi honey, just out for a quiet drink with the lads, and in comes this guy coughing all over the place, so we’ve been quarantined, see you in 14 days 🙂
Sorry for your loss
I truly am sorry for the loss of families and loved ones that have already died from Coronavirus, and apologize if I come across as flippant. I am even more sorry for those who don’t know Jesus and have no hope. As it says in
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 New International Version.
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
It would appear that a very significant number of people from all around the globe will die of Coronavirus. How sad it is to think that many of them are scared because they don’t know what the future holds for them. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know who holds my future. That is why I can rejoice, that is why I have an attitude of gratitude, that is why I am not downcast and destroyed, that is why I can laugh in the face of death. Because I have a future and a hope, as it say’s in Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Let’s get the introduction over with
If anyone reading this has not yet been introduced to God, may I suggest you introduce yourself to Him now, while you still can, because when you die, as all men must, He will most certainly introduce Himself to you, no question! But, I don’t believe in God you might say, well, that’s OK, neither did I for 30 years, but that changed the moment I gave God an inch, the moment I drunkenly and stoned mumbled a prayer and gave Him permission (not that He needed it, but because He is a gentleman and will not barge into your life uninvited) to come into my life, you can read more about it here https://findmefindlife.com/welcome/
Just because you can’t see God, don’t make the mistake of thinking He’s not there, you cannot see electricity, but you sure can feel it, you cannot see the wind but you can feel it. There is a saying that goes, “I will believe it when I see it” well, with God’s Kingdom, which is so different from ours, He says you will see it when you believe it.
We have all been lied to, we have all been taught that we came from apes, natural selection, evolution etc. It is all baloney, believing in evolution is like believing that a meteor smashed into a junk yard, and out popped a fully functional Jumbo jet, it just does not make sense. It takes more blind faith to believe in evolution, without any real proof, than it does to believe in God with all His evidence. What came first, the chicken or the egg? ( I ordered a chicken and an egg on Amazon… I will let you know 🙂 ) Show me any species that has evolved into another species? It just does not happen, yes a dog or a cat may evolve but it is still a dog or a cat, there is no evidence that a fish ever turned into a rabbit or whatever. We have all been taught this garbage for a reason. Satan does not want you to know the truth, because he knows that the truth will set you free.
Then there is Jesus Himself. Did you know that we have more extra biblical evidence for the existence of Jesus than we do for the existence of Napoleon, yet no doubts that Napoleon lived. Why would that be? In short, don’t laugh, but it is the devil. That old serpent has been lying to us all through history, in fact the bible says he is the father of lies. He hates God and he hates you, and he is working behind the scenes, deceiving the whole world and tricking us into believing he’s not real, because he knows that if he shows himself as real then mankind would be more open to the possibility that God is real too, and once your eyes are open, who are you going to choose, God who loves you, or the devil who hates you?
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment!
Death, which will come to every man is not the end, but rather a gateway into eternity, the choices we make now will determine where we end up. About a month before he died, my uncle had his back covered in lard. After that, he went down hill fast 🙂
So, once again, just because we can’t see something with our eyes, it does not mean that it doesn’t exist. I need to be very direct with you right now, and it may anger some of you, but in light of the gravity of the subject, I must insist that, NO, all paths DO NOT lead to Heaven as some claim, Krishna did not die for you, Buddha, did not die for you, Mohammad, did not die for you, in fact none of those persons ever claimed to have died for you, and they are still in their graves.
Jesus is the only person that died for our sins, He was crucified, and buried, and on the third day He rose again. He is the ONLY way to heaven, He is the only one that ever said.
John 14:6 tells us that Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus said, These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. And we could add, Coronavirus, cancer, pestilence, plague etc, for those who are in Christ Jesus. Even if believers die a physical death, how blessed are we not to rot in hell forever. That is how we can rejoice, that is how we can sing in the face of death, that is how we can sleep soundly at night and the night terrors do not plague us. God is able to make sure the virus does not come near us if He wishes, either way, He is able to keep us safe in this world or bring us home to Him. Now that is the hope of our faith, as it says in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. 🙂
Want to be sure?
Find a quiet place, relax and quiet yourself and meditate on this payer.