|The Wuhan virus blew in with thunder. Some parts of the world ignored it, to their peril. Other parts hid the way they dealt with it. But for the most part, the world is coming together to face this threat by combining several ideas that appear to ameliorate this pestilence, if not yet annihilate it. All well and good, but it would greatly behoove us to turn to our unbeatable God. Some might say, ‘Why turn to Him if He turned this great evil upon us, or has been lax in helping us in our plight, because He just might not be the good God that we’ve been told He was?’ |
For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. Ps. 100:5 NLT
God is good! He is the opposite of evil. He does not create things to purposely snuff out our lives:
We know [for a fact] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] lies in the power of the evil one [opposing God and His precepts]. 1 Jn. 5:19 AMP
Evil is opposed to good, opposed to love, opposed to God. Jehovah wants us to reflect His image as we were created:
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but [imitate] what is good. The one who practices good [exhibiting godly character, moral courage and personal integrity] is of God… 3 Jn. 1:11 AMP
When most things go awry, it is because of something people have done, e.g. wage wars. We see this in this current crisis. It is a fact that the Wuhan virus originated in the vicinity of Wuhan. Researches in that region of the world tried to warn the world of its potential devastation before they ‘disappeared.’
So, this leaves us with 3 possible scenarios: The virus was developed in a biowarfare lab and purposely released, or it was accidentally released, or it was a chance mutant combination derived from the regional wet markets’ horrendous environment.
Regardless of whether it was purposeful or inadvertent, humans were at fault. You cannot blame God.
What we have to take caution in, is falling into the media / political (they are one in the same) propaganda trap, to keep us in a frenzy of chaotic fear – screaming for global shutdown to create an irreparable economic crash. We have to come back to common sense.
But mostly, we need to be keeping our eyes on God. He knows everything. Even if what is happening is destructive, Jehovah will use it for our good. We can already see some of it.
People are coming together from their homes albeit technologically. Acts of kindness are sprouting out worldwide. We are getting a break from this frenzy that we have made of life and seeing what is truly valuable.
Some, hopefully many, are returning to God, as they see just how fragile our existence in this world is.
That’s the big lesson. Jehovah God is the way out. He loves us so much and He will deliver us – if we ask (pray)…
***This is my last post on the YourGodMoments platform. I have so treasured our journey together. I hope you will accompany me on our next phase at www.GodCherishesYou.com. I just went live yesterday! I want to continue to serve you with all my heart. The first post is here: http://godcherishesyou.com/first-step-toward-being-cherished-by-god/
The journey continues…***
Goodnight and God bless.