Updated: Jun 15
Social distancing is nothing new. Outbreaks like Cholera, Bubonic Plague, Smallpox, and Influenza are, some of, the most brutal killers in human history. Covid-19/Corona virus is just one more of many yet to come. Interestingly, social distancing in order to stop the proliferation of a disease is explicitly mentioned in the Bible.
Covid - 19 / Corona Virus
The Covid-19 / Corona Virus is no respecter of persons. Unlike other viruses, the Corona Virus produces a fear unlike any other. It is a fear that stems from the fact that no one on earth has an immunity to the Corona Virus. A person can appear to be well, having no symptoms, yet infect others. Not having any symptoms, while being infected, posses a major threat to the world. people and groups of people are unknowingly spreading the virus. For this reason quarantine by social distancing is required of us. The act of quarantining the infected is nothing new. It is a method that has been used since the time of antiquity (Leviticus 13:46). Because this virus is so different and unpredictable, everyone, not just the infected, must do what is required; Stay home. Stop the spread. Save lives.
How long will this pestilence last?
Only God knows how long this pestilence will last. Don't be afraid. All of our hairs are numbered (Luke 12:7). We don't know when death will come to us, and we don't know how. However, we do have a choice on where our souls will spend eternity. God sent out the call many a thousand yeas ago. “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16). God wishes that none perish (2 Peter 3:9). Answer the call. And, for those who are in a backslidden state, return to God. Jesus is, and always will be, the Way... (John 14:6). God says,"Come, my people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until the [Lord’s] wrath is past (Isaiah 26:20).
While You are Waiting for the Corona Virus to be Over
Consider all that God has done sending His own Son; Jesus Christ Our Savior Who created all things (John 1:3). Choose this day to believe, trust, have faith in, and live for God. Confess your sins. Now is the time to repent of your old way of thinking, and live your life in a way that seeks God’s purpose, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2). Stay the course!
Things change, people change, but God's Word is the same.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).