Are You Living With Uncertainty Thanks to COVID19?
So many people are living in uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 virus. Many folks with compromised systems, heart issues, diabetes, and lung problems are scared. Their families are afraid for them. The same goes for senior adults, especially those over 70.
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. My hands are so dry; the lotion feels like I smeared them with a coat of paint.
Social media is blowing up with memes on the virus – everything from homeschooling your kids for the first time to toilet paper jokes. The original thought is endless. I used to laugh at all the jokes until I realized that people were dying from this virus. Suddenly the memes weren’t as funny anymore. I understand the need to lighten the mood.
Earlier tonight, I watched a video of spring breakers down in Miami. They have no concerns, and in fact, many of them discount the seriousness of the virus. Vacations were planned. They booked their rooms, they met up with friends, and they intend to live out the week doing whatever it is you do on spring break vacation.
As we go through these next several days, weeks, and months together, I think it is essential to remind everyone of what’s critical.
Should you succumb to the coronavirus, are you for sure you are going to heaven?
With all the uncertainty in the world today and many people afraid of catching the coronavirus, I think it’s essential that we talk about the one thing that is even more important than the virus – eternity.
I’ll just put it out there – do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
Yes? Great. How’s your relationship?
Are you distant? Are you tight? Do you go to church? Attend a Bible Study?
Do you pray daily? Five minutes, right before you fall asleep? As you rise in the morning? Do you have a quiet time?
Do you talk to others about Jesus and how He has changed your life? Have you shared your testimony?
Now would be the perfect time for many of you facing a forced downtime to practice your testimony and share it with your friends, family, and neighbors.
If your answer is no – you do not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior – uh oh. Houston, we have a problem. Or more so you have a problem.
Romans 10:9-13 New International Version (NIV)
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” [e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” [f]
- “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” Matthew 3:2
- “But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31
If you do not believe, wouldn’t you like the certainty of knowing where you’ll spend eternity?
As we make our way through the virus that has overtaken our world, let us hold steadfast to the one rock of our salvation – Christ Jesus.
Let us place our hope in the Lord as we face each new day with the uncertainty of this unforeseen enemy.
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