This disease has ravaged economies and sent dread in the medical world. There are curfews and lock-downs all across the globe. Our advanced technology has not come up with a vaccine as yet. We seem to be confused as to whether or not the virus is spread through droplets on surfaces or in the air.
I think that even through such an ugly situation God is speaking to humanity. My observation of the church (Christendom) is that it has ignored its mandate to preach the true gospel. What we hear mostly is a prosperity gospel, which, in actuality is a false gospel and there’s also moral and spiritual decadence in the church. Politically, economically and socially, there is unprecedented greed and dishonesty seen through widespread indifference to the needs of the populace.
This leads me to think that God has allowed the pandemic, not as a punishment upon the world, but as a wakeup call to humanity to turn to Him. I have a feeling that we have trusted so much in our technological achievements over the years that that we now find Jesus Christ irrelevant or unconcerned about world events. When this happens, the Bible reminds us that we have erred and so need to turn again to the Lord Jesus (He hath torn us and He will heal us – Hosea 6:1). Please note that I’m not referring to religiosity, there is too much of it in the world today and doing a lot of harm to all kinds of people. Note also that am not being a bigot here. Any spiritually sensitive person will realize that the world is currently heading in the wrong direction. We need to acknowledge that there is a true and Living God manifest through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Governments need to start equitable distribution of resources so that every individual can earn a living. High levels of corruption need to be checked. The church needs to get back to preaching the True Gospel determined by the Bible alone and in its entirety. The central message of the gospel should be a call to turn to the Lord in brokenness and contrition.
Therefore as we continue to follow public health directives, let’s come to our spiritual senses and turn to the Lord. A vaccine will be found and soon the pandemic will be a thing of the past.