It’s been heartbreaking. I can’t help but cry with what’s going on in the world.
I can’t believe how a “mere” virus can shake the whole world.
There are greater problems than this – poverty, sex slave, child abuse, non-treatable diseases, unemployment, etc. These are real problems that are temporarily forgotten because of fighting a virus.
It’s unfathomable how we all got into this place that seems to be uncontrollable, and the only way to stop the transmission is a shutdown of the world.
And it could get pretty scary thinking about this because when I go back to God’s Word – Jesus said these are just beginning of sorrows.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.All these are the beginning of sorrows. – Matthew 24:6-8
And Jesus said, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matt 24:21) There will be days worst than this.
Just watching the news reminds me that our resources are limited, no matter how rich our country is, supplies will eventually run out. It reminds me also of how our wisdom is finite, how our strength will eventually fail. After all, even our government leaders or even the brightest in the medical field are just human.
With all these thoughts, I always find myself asking again – “Is this all to life?”
Will a mere virus possibly end my life?
Then, I see Jesus. The gospel makes sense again. That’s why Jesus had to die because our life is not just for this lifetime.
God created me not for this temporal world. He created me for eternity. I can’t just accept that my life is – I live, I fight a virus, I die. Then what? That sucks. What’s the point of living then?
Today, I have to remind myself again that my life is beyond this. Just like you, fear & worry would sometimes creep in. That’s why I need to re-align my self again with God and His Word. There’s eternal life in the presence of God.
That’s what I would rather look forward to. I’m glad that I have Jesus in my life. That my messy, imperfect life is anchored to the only Savior of this world – Jesus Christ.
So, I can hope. I can live without fear. I can trust. I can live by faith. And yes, I can continue to weep for the world, praying that everyone will see the true Hope & Light in the midst of this darkness. Realizing that we can never rely on our own resources, that we have to start calling on the name of the LORD. Jesus is the true Healer. He did that already 2000+ years ago.
My thoughts here are what I wrote in my journal today. I just thought I should share and hopefully reminded you that we can hope.
I want to end this with one of my favorite verses in the Bible – this is the most famous that will never run old.