We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 situation evolves from day to day and as of now it seems like it’s not stopping anytime soon. We are seeing infected people struggling to survive and the health workers being exposed everyday to this deadly virus.
Yes, it’s a scary situation indeed! You are not alone in wondering why is this happening. It is only the start of 2020 and a crisis of a global scale has already hit us. And now, as many of us have been encouraged or instructed to stay at home, we are forced to adjust to a new way of life and change our daily routines. We start to press on finding reasons for this thing and we come up with crazy ideas. But instead of asking, “Why is this happening?”, as Christians we should ask, “What do you want to teach us Lord?”
What lesson can we get from this crisis? What works does God want from us while we are under quarantine? These are the better questions to ask. Because of the quarantine, many people have learned to appreciate the things they used to take for granted. Some people have taken this time to reconnect with their friends and family. Some have rediscovered long lost interests or talents they have forgotten. Some even have restored broken relationships because of this pandemic.
Instead of focusing on fear, worry and panic, we should focus on hearing the word of God at this time. In the Bible, Jesus healed so many people and He can do the same for us. Put your trust and faith in Him, and ask what He wants from you in this unusual time.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
God bless you!