I know that we need to take this virus seriously and be cautious. I am not in any way belittling the effects this can have on the health of any of us, especially those with a compromised immune system…but we do NOT need to panic or be fearful.
We can react in two ways:
- A) We can listen to the media hype and join the chaos & confusion OR
- B) We can look to God, adjust our sight off of the confusion, leave the feelings of fear, panic and uncertainty and TRUST God—with God there is PEACE, CALMNESS and REFUGE.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:33 (ESV), “For God is not a God of confusion but one of peace…”
We can make a difference to those around us, a much greater difference than we realize…by our attitude, by our action or lack of action.
In Experiencing God, a Bible study by Henry Blackaby…on page 159 of the workbook, it says, ““No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life that is wholly yielded, adjusted and obedient to Him!”
Our faith is most clearly demonstrated by our actions.
Let me ask you a question…with all this Corona virus concerns going on…what are you DOING? How are you reacting? A or B?
We have the opportunity now more than ever to be aligned with God, to be obedient, to be alert to the needs around us, especially to the elders of our population, to be the hands & feet of Jesus…to be the voice of calm in the chaos, to be the helping hand in all the grasping & pushing.
I choose option B. Let us work together… look to God, adjust our sight, leave the feelings of fear, panic and uncertainty and trust God—Let us offer His LOVE, His KINDNESS, His COMPASSION…the HOPE of Him to those around us.