To the Pentecostals, it is a demonic attack. To some Moslems, it is “God’s punishment”. To the scientists, it is an infectious virus. To the atheists, it is a disease that came from bats. To the racists, it is Chinese disease. Thus, the ongoing Coronavirus, alias Covid-19 has several meaning attributed to it.
The fear that comes with knowing this virus is killing at unexpected fast pace leads to ‘Panic buying’, ‘irrational mood’, ‘unreasonable decision’, ‘emergence of false rumours’, and et cetera. The name you assigned to the virus determines how you will see it. Everyone, including Christians, wants a clear cut answer to this. The “why God, why?”, is no longer far from the lips. Fear is a destructive enemy from the Devil. Our Jehovah is not the author of anxiety, panic, useless talks, insomnia or negative thoughts.
If only Christians could learn to alter their perspectives and turn their fears around, they would be glad to discover the positive sides to this. A time like this is a time to get away from the noises of this chaotic world and move deeper into a strong relationship with the Lord. It is a time to worship and praise Him, and not a time to subscribe to Netflix. It is a time to pray for spiritual growth and not to a time to engage in rubbish discussions on social platforms.
What is your language? What is on your lips? How do you respond to others?