Biblical thoughts on the Coronavirus

As I think about the cascading affects of the corona virus spreading throughout the globe I can’t help but to think of the following verses.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans‬ ‭8:38-39‬

Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus. There is comfort in the above verse. Knowing that no matter what we face there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love.

Scripture tells us that there will be sickness, war, famine etc. There will be moments in this life that we cannot even fathom.

…but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Where do you place your hope? Because where you place your hope determines your state of mind. Where you place your hope determines your outlook on situations like the one we find ourselves.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalms‬ ‭62:5-6‬

Hope doesn’t panic. Hope rests in knowing that no matter what God is in control. Hope also prepares. Take common sense steps when preparing yourself/family to deal with the coronavirus.

The following link is from the CDC and gives practical precautions for combating the spread of the coronavirus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

Remember to check on the folks around you. Continue to love God and love people.

Pastor Ryan


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