Updated: Jan 23
Social distancing is nothing new. Viruses and plagues have been around for hundreds, even thousands, of years and will be around for years to come. God tells us to be patient during such times. In fact, many infectious diseases require us, to some extent, social distance.
How long will this pestilence last?
Only God knows how long this pestilence will last. He 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). Be patient. God wishes that no one perish (2 Peter 3:9). Our souls are at stake. God sent out the call many a thousand years 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). We don't know how, or when, we will die. We do know death is inevitable. Answer the call. "Turn, O backsliding children, says the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion (Jeremiah 3:14). If you haven't already, now is the time to repent of your old way of thinking, and live your life in a way that seeks God’s purpose. If you need to rededicate yourself, do so (Revelation 2:5). Repent; confess your sins for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2). This is an appointed time; a call for repentance. If your heart is broken from all of the goings on in this world, you are in a good position. "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed (Psalm 34:18). Return to God. Jesus is, and always will be, the Way... (John 14:6). Be patient while God works.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).