Practice social distancing
I went to the supermarket recently. I didn’t want to. I had to. We all do. I was in the check-out line. The person behind me was standing much to0 close to me. It’s not the first time it has happened to me.
We have to act appropriately. Everyone needs to do their part to prevent the spreading of the disease. We can all do out part to mitigate the pandemic. We have a duty not only to ourselves, but to protect our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable among us.
Love thy neighbor, but please, love thy neighbor from six feet away.
Today I was given what I believe to be a revelation of the force behind the coronavirus and God’s response to it. For weeks now I have been bombarded by the stories and actions of courageous biblical heroes. The three Hebrew boys named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and Daniel being prominent. These heroes of faith were given a choice: Bow down and worship the image of man as god or be thrown in the fiery furnace/lions den. In each case, the heroes refused to bow down to the edicts of the king saying instead: “We are not worried about what will happen to us. God is able to deliver us from the fire/lions, but even if He doesn’t, we will never serve your false gods or images.” Brothers and sisters; that is true Christian courage!
Today we are faced with a similar dilemma. The world and its governments/kings, possessions of Satan (Mat 4:9 & 2 Cor. 4:4), are demanding that we bow down to their image (their will) and to the coronavirus demon. The name of the virus itself identifies its demonic nature. Corona; meaning crown. Virus; meaning Infectious disease carrying agent/organism. This name represents the prince of this world, none other than Satan himself.
So, believing that I am right, we, too, have a choice. Do we bow to the will of demons, or do we take courage and respond with the words of heroes: “Our God is able to deliver us from the fire/penalty, but even if He doesn’t, we will never serve your gods”! We will not run and hide! But instead, we will take courage and, like Aaron, we will run amongst the people carrying the incense of salvation to stop this plague.
I believe that this is a time of spiritual reckoning.