Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Pandemic Threat

The pandemic threat of coronavirus continues to take a toll on the nations. The death count continues to rise. Speculation is when will this invisible enemy be brought under control? No one knows. It's out of control with no immediate end in sight. In the meantime, how do we face this unseen enemy?

Face coronavirus with faith. It needs to be more than faith in medical science, government support, and social distancing. While all these are needed and so important, faith in God is needed above all. We need faith in the goodness and mercy of God. Faith in the goodness of God refuses to blame Him for this pandemic evil. Faith in the mercy of God prays for God's help. Faith testifies, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life" (Psalm 23:6). That includes the days of pandemic coronavirus.

Our faith must transcend what we see now. Our faith must look above the present evil, looking unto God to bring good out of evil. Faith in God even looks past this present evil age. Our faith is in God's Son, who is the resurrection and the life eternal. His empty tomb is our eternal hope. Jesus said, "I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish" (John 10:28).

Facing coronavirus with faith is facing this daily threat with God. Our faith is in God. Our faith in God is based upon His great love for us. Even when we face the threat of death, our faith is in the one who loves us and gives us eternal life through His Son, Jesus our Lord. That's because "God is love" (1 John 4:8).