Christian Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

As most of you know, we have all been facing the global Pandemic of the Covid-19 virus #CoronaVirus. Initially I had no intentions of blogging about it, figuring that there is enough news surrounding the panic and I didn’t want to be one more person adding fuel on an already blazing fire. But, if you read my latest post you know by now that I decided to change my mind

All across the world right now persons are facing panic, trauma and a lot of uncertainty because of the effects of Covid-19. Persons are afraid, many have lost loved ones, some may not even know if their loved ones are still alive in places like Italy, some persons are sick and many others are wondering if they will be next. And all of these emotions and feelings are completely understandable but so very heartbreaking.

In my own country we currently only have 3 cases so far but there is still so much panic and fear that I can’t begin to imagine what persons in China, Italy, America, the UK, etc. are going through. My heart goes out to all of the persons who have lost relatives during this unimaginable crisis.

The biggest question right now is “when will it end?” But for the church there is also the question of “how do we react?”

There is a current restriction in my country that prohibits the gathering of more than 25 persons in any space: that includes restaurants, banks, offices and churches. And lets just say that not everyone was pleased about this. Many believe that this is a strategy of the devil to get us to close down churches (because there is no real way to control the amount of people that show up for church), and others are simply peeved about the fact that work is still carrying on but church isn’t. And I get it, it’s cause for concern.

But!

I believe that as christians we are to demonstarte wisdom in all things; this pandemic definitely being one of those things. And although the church buildings are closed, it is important for us all to remember that the building doesn’t make the church, the people do. In this technological age there are so many ways that people can gather without being physically close. Personally my church has been having services via Zoom which is proving to be quite enjoyable and even more intimate than the “pulpit and pew” set up.

Besides that, I also believe that we as christians should be examples. The major concerns of governments right now is to try and prevent the spreading of this virus. And sure we can argue that if someone is sick they can just stay home or we can stay clear of them, but with the uncertainty of the incubation period of this virus and the fact that one can be sick for an entire week and even more without showing any outward symptoms, its better to be safe than sorry.

So as christians I think our response/reaction to this world crisis and pandemic should be one of faith, wisdom, compassion, forward thinking, leadership and most importantly prayer.

The government of my country officially designated today a National day of Prayer and Fasting and persons and establishments all over the country are humbling themselves before God today to ask for Mercy and Strength during this trying time. My greatest hope is that during this crisis we will be drawn closer to Christ. That in this time of fear there will be no other choice but for our faith to increase. That in this time of not knowing what tomorrow holds we will learn to let God worry about tomorrow and focus on getting through today (Matt. 6:34).

Stay Positive Chroniclers. Love you all ❤❤❤!

3 thoughts on “Christian Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

  1. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Sometimes people have to be confronted by something terribly bad. At regular intervals, certain people come to struggle terribly and have to learn by a hard lesson, being pulled down by an accident or serious disease.
    Several people at a certain moment in their life got struck. Suddenly they become confronted by a longer period that they can not do the things they normally do. During that time of not doing anything, they are given time to think about the past but also the future. Then they can take time to meditate and to really start to reevaluate the value of things
    Before they got sick or bounded to the bed by their sickness or paralyzation, they can have the film of their life repeated over and over again for days. At that time they have hours and days to think about all those things that kept them busy. Then they also realize that they had and still have so many dreams that they’ve had over the years and projects that they wanted to do.
    From previous serious accidents and diseases we do know several people came in confrontation with the matter of a godhead, and started examining the Scriptures, coming to one conclusion, that there is Only One True Divine God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Who is a loving God and not a cruel Being that would have His children being tortured or being burned forever.
    It is then for them the time to recognise how so many churches or denomination lied to their flock and used fear to master them.
    The devil, being spoken of in the Bible, is any or every adversary who walks on this planet. For sure there are many adversaries of God too, who would love people not to believe in the Divine Creator or have them keeping to the many false traditions and heathen festivals.
    But it are the real lovers of God who in such difficult times should show how they know for sure Who is behind everything and Who can be the helping hand in times of problems but also be a Guide in times when everything seems allright.
    These days when there is a virus making many victims, those real followers of the son of God, should show the world how God has given the world a saviour and mediator, who paid the ransom for all the faults we as human beings have done.
    Now is the time that all real lovers of God can show the world Who That real God is and how we as united lovers of God are not afraid of what comes upon this world but are willing to unite in prayer to protect all those around us, believers and unbelievers.
    In the article of Keela, the greatest hope is expressed that during this crisis more people will be drawn closer to Christ, the son of God. We only can hope and pray that more people shall come to see that in this time of fear there will be no other choice but for our faith to increase and to join hands spiritually. That in this time of not knowing what tomorrow holds we will learn to let God worry about tomorrow and focus on getting through today, with the knowledge that there shall come even worse days and even a more severe battle, with thee third World War or Armageddon. Therefore we can look at this pandemic as a rehearsal for what still has to come and to make us stronger to be prepared for what is still to come.
    Let us, therefore, pray not to false gods, like som many have taken themselves false gods, but learn also others to pray to the God Jesus also prayed too, namely his heavenly Father (and not himself) the One and Only True God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

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  2. The devil from the Bible is not an actual figure, but is every person being against something. As such the apostle Peter was called Satan by Jesus, Peter at that moment being against certain ideas of Christ and as such also being an adversary.
    Meetings or church services in this modern times of it-technology can continue, bringing people from all over the world in virtual contact with each other. That way there can still be a feeling of unitedness.

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