The Israelites saw Pharaoh and his army approaching them, and they panicked, blaming Moses for bringing them out of slavery (Exodus 14:10). It was not only at the threshold of the Red Sea that they did express their fear; there were records of many occasions they exhibited their worst characters. Irrespective of these, Jehovah remained faithful to them.
Now in the 21st century where globalisation is the order of the day, our world is going through some shifting. Part of these has been the migration issues, terror attacks, political instabilities, discrimination, modern-day slavery, et cetera. Amid this broken world comes the Covid-19, which has succeeded in bringing the world to a standstill. Its sudden emergence is like adding fire to a burning bush. The fact that it has proven not to be a respecter of anyone no matter their status or age, is gradually developing what I call COLLECTIVE FEAR.
This does not come without any dangers, and some of these are the frenzies emanating from our leaders, friends, families, neighbours, colleagues or even from strangers. Collective fear brings no positive messages of hope except the negatives, as shown in the word cloud picture above.
That the Bible has lots of messages of reassurance and hope is the reason for such a time like this. There is nowhere else to turn to right now to find solace than to the word of God because that’s the powerful weapon to counterattacks the unforeseen circumstances of this collective fear.