Hope in the world of uncertainty
Life for many has changed. The covid pandemic has changed government focus, changed liberties we never thought would change – like travel. The thinking of society has changed from fear to frustration.
In Australia we are fortunate to have less infections and deaths, but the lockdowns to achieve this are frustrating many.
For the present generation, this is all new. So what are the answers to our situation? History can teach us much. 3,500 years ago, Moses, as the mouthpiece of God taught the value of quarantining. 2000 years ago Jesus taught the value of trusting God each day for what we need (not want). 1950 years ago, Paul showed by example that the things of this life are very temporary and living for the next life is more important.
So where are we today? - surrendering to media manipulation – fear? - losing hope that our dreams will fail? - Blaming others for not handling the situation well? - It has all happened before!
God has a plan. His priority plan is for people to turn from sin and self, to trust in Him through Jesus Christ the Lord.
He also has plans for powerful people. – To learn how helpless they are in the presence of this almost invisible little virus.- helpless to control it, helpless financially, helpless socially, helpless internationally, helpless mentally!
He also has plans for the nations. Alliances seemed so strong, military might so powerful, economies so promising. Soon the alliances will be based on the rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord. The man of sin will unite unbelieving people.
But to His own, scattered throughout the nations, there is only one solution, one King, one Lord who is Jesus Christ. He was once pierced when crucified. He now sees with grief the rebellion of humanity. He soon will appear to judge all evil and the evil one. Until that day, we can expect the LORD God to allow tribulations so that people might repent and believe the Gospel
Even so come Lord Jesus