It’s staggering to think about the impact one virus can have worldwide and how quickly things can change. In the blink of an eye our man made systems are shaken. Everyone, both Christians and unbelievers are forced to consider, what do I ultimately put my trust in?
As a Christian I ask myself, is my trust in the healthcare system, stocked grocery shelves, the government or is it in the one true God? Don’t misunderstand me, all these things are great and serve a purpose and have served me well. Yet, I know that our Creator is the One who sustains these systems and I will still use them but the totality of my trust needs to rest in Jesus Christ.
Why is this happening now? Romans 8:22 came to mind today as I was talking to a friend. “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” It’s almost as if nature is eagerly waiting for God to return. Paul writes in the next verse that we groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for Christ to return and redeem us.
“Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5). Let’s take this truth and focus on it, preach it into your heart until it becomes a treasure that no one or nothing can take away.