These are strange times. I’ve never been part of a plague before.
It’s hard to remember what it feels like to just go places without worrying about who might be carrying a deadly virus. Or if there will be toilet paper. Really, doomsday preppers? You had to take ALL of the Charmin?
We are blessed. Ben still has a job and I can make money in my pajamas (not in a weird way, I just work from home). But things are scary out there. I worry about family members and pray that they will stay healthy because it could be devastating for them to get sick. Staying home is driving me crazy in its own way, but I think I’ll pull through.
I have wondered why God is allowing this. My personal conclusion (and one I’ve heard echoed by believers worldwide) is that we have become so wicked in this generation and our God is tired of it. The blood of so many innocent children is dripping even now from our hands.. can we deny it? God would be totally justified to wipe us from the face of the earth.
Obviously, it’s not just abortion. As a nation we have asked God to step out of our decisions, our schools, government, and our very lives. We think we’ve got it all figured out until someone takes a trip to China and suddenly the world is turned upside down. Wuhan, it got us all in check.
I don’t know if I’ve been exposed. Or which of my loved ones will get sick or be put in a hard financial situation. Or how long this will go on. It is completely out of my control.
What I do know is that we’re still here and that means God is giving people a chance TODAY to turn away from sin and run into His arms, into His protection. Living without Jesus is way scarier than COVID-19 because I’m pretty sure there’s NEVER toilet paper in hell. And God doesn’t want that for any of us, but He gave us a choice!
Tomorrow is not promised and I think that’s evident now more than ever in our lifetime.
God is love, but he will not be mocked and ignored indefinitely. In the past couple months there have been unquenchable wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, locust plagues, and of course this present virus that is wiping out thousands of people. Coincidence?
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
God is moving. He has told us what to do at this time. The question is, will you do it? What side of HIS-story will you be on?
Please send toilet paper and wine.
*Just read that Prince Charles tested positive. Yikes.