Where to turn in this Pandemic.
Last March 1st, 2020, we had not heard much about the Corona virus. Our lives were about to be turned upside down in just a few weeks, and we were not prepared. Everyone in the United States and the world was going to be affected in some way. The future is still unknown, what will happen next?
So, should a Christian react to this pandemic any differently than any other life changing problems that are encountered in a person’s lifetime? God’s Word helps us understand how we are to react to not just this pandemic but all future problems we will face in the future. Jesus tells his Disciples in Mathew 6:25 – Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink: or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Mathew 6:33 – But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. God knows what your every need is and that you are more valuable to him than anything else. In John 14:27, Jesus says to us “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
So, how should Christians react? They should go to God’s word daily to remember what He has done for us. He sent his only son, Jesus, to die on a cross conquering death and taking all our sins away, so we have the priceless gift of eternal life. Our earthly wants and needs are temporary, God’s gift is forever. This is why God tells us not to worry and to not be afraid as he says in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.
These and many other bible passages are comforting for all Christians for all time. The early followers of Christ had their lives turned upside down when Jesus died, and again after he ascended into heaven. They did not know the persecution they were about to experience, but what did they do? They trusted in Jesus, their Savior, and continued to follow him. We should also follow Jesus now and always, no matter what is affecting our lives. There we will find the peace and joy of God’s great love for us and worry no more.