Updated: Mar 18, 2020
Are you quarantined? There is a lot of unrest in our country right now because of the COVID-19 crisis. Anxiety has spiked. Confusion has increased. Panic has dominated.
Schools have been closed. Businesses are closing. Restaurants are closing. The news seems to show only one alarming update after another as this new virus quickly spreads over the earth. Fear is the theme song of the nation.
How should a Christian respond to COVID-19?
How should a child of God react when the whole world is fixated on a global pandemic; when grocery store shelves are being emptied and businesses are closing the doors?
How should a follower of Jesus "do life" when life comes to a screeching halt?
I'll tell you: A Christian should feel a little stirring of excitement in his/her soul. A Christian should NOT freak out and start stock piling toilet paper and Ramen noodles. A Christian should NOT pace the floors worried and wondering how they are going to make it. A Christian should NOT take to arguing on social media about which conspiracy makes the most sense. A Christian should simply exhibit the kind of steadiness that makes the panicked world pause and take notice and wonder about the calm hope that the Christian has. A Christian should be looking outward to those who need help - both physically and spiritually - and do their best to share the truth while washing feet. This is a wonderful opportunity for all believers to unite together and demonstrate the faith, the hope, the love and the joy that they claim to have. Christian, stop looking at the chaos and start looking at the clouds.
Philippians 2:3; 1 John 3:18; Romans 13