Good Afternoon! This week has been full of news. Yesterday was Super Tuesday. I went to Costco on Monday, and I was surprised at what I didn’t see. There was no toilet paper. I thought they moved the location. Nope. I heard somebody ask, and they were sold out until Wednesday (today). Fears over the Coronavirus have caused panicked shoppers to buy all the soap, water, hand sanitizer, face masks and toilet paper. Amazon was sold out. Walmart. Costco. I have never seen anything like it.
During this season of Lent, the panic over a virus resonates on so many levels. At the slightest threat of a virus disrupting our lives, we have bought stores out of products. Stores cannot restock fast enough. How are we going to respond when Jesus comes back to earth? When Jesus comes back in clouds with all of the saints, every eye shall see him. All the earth will see he is real and mourn him.
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
–Revelation 1:7 (NKJV)
Why aren’t we in a panic about this? We won’t be able to buy our way out. Jesus already died for our sins. We just have to ask for forgiveness and believe in him.
God is in control. Worrying won’t change the outcome. Prayer can change the outcome.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
–Matthew 6:27 (NIV)
Jesus said that he himself could do nothing. Jesus said that he hears and judges. The judgement of Jesus is fair, honest and true, because Jesus sought God’s will, not his own.
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
–John 5:30 (NKJV)
God will provide for all your needs. When you trust in God, you don’t need to worry. When you leave yourself behind and do God’s will, you are covered by Gods grace.
Thank you for reading my blog. Have a wonderful day!