The whole world is shaken by what none of us have seen before, a simple virus that is turning our lives upside down, and it seems as though, unless science can come up with the answer, almost all people will eventually fall victim, with the weak and the elderly at risk of their lives.
When something like this happens, our comfort zone disappears, perhaps along with our jobs, our regular supply of food, and our normal social contacts. We fall back on the support of our families, and the true values in life become clear.
Christians who are close to God’s word have long expected such plagues for they see prophecy fulfilled before their eyes on TV daily, and Matthew 24:7 has warned it would arrive, along with other scriptures.
In fact, it could be God’s way of showing us that something is wrong; that our assumption that we can decide what is right and what is wrong, is not correct. We need to recognise the Truth. Isaiah 24:5, ‘The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.’ We have as good as poked God in the eye with our gay pride marches, adulteries, murders, abortions, lying, stealing, etc. Our sins are blatant, and God has promised increasingly severe punishment. Isaiah 24:6, ‘Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.’
We must understand that this is only the start. A chance to put our lives right, so that, eventually, we may be one of those “few men left”. Read Psalm 91 to find the Way through, but it is conditional. See verse 9, and may God help you to see the Truth.