This blog is provided by Tony Thacker, a deacon at the Belleview Church of Christ. I pray it will inspire you to get to know your Lord better.
Coronavirus, COVID-19, worldwide pandemic. Fear and dread surround us all these days. Many are asking God two questions: did He cause this and why won’t He stop this virus from spreading?
Throughout Biblical history, God has punished people for their blatant disregard of His laws. Noah’s flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the fall of Israel, the Black Plague, and other tragic incidents of history. Some disasters are God’s wrath and some are just allowed to happen, in my opinion.
Many of these tragic events were really caused by humans themselves. Our God is very patient with us and his grace has covered our many transgressions over the centuries. Jesus Christ died for our sins and provided for us a closeness to God that we enjoy today.
But as children of God, He must bear upon us that He will punish us when we stray too far from His laws for living. No matter your age, you will always be a child in God’s eyes.
Our Lord wants our love and attention and He deserves it. He knows what’s best for us much like a parent knows what is best for their children. Maybe He is trying to get our attention.
God can stop this virus in an instant. Maybe, just maybe, He wants to hear from us. Humble yourself, pray for forgiveness and pray for the healing that this country sorely needs.
Read a Bible. If you don’t know where to start, I suggest you read the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. See what Jesus has to say. Also, read the books of Proverbs and Psalms. Pray for understanding and guidance and God will provide it to you.
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