Hello, glad to come your way again, and I hope your weekend was a pleasant one? Last week, I talked on how we can see a silver lining behind every cloud. Based on that rationale, I noted down some lessons I have learnt during this pandemic.
Today, I want to wrap up on that. Before I outline them, I want to say thank you to this community for massively boosting last week’s post which caught a lot of traffic.
4. Few things in this world are essential, many are not- personally, I have seen how worthless a lot of things in this world are. I already knew that from a biblical worldview, but seeing it in real time is spooky, I must admit. During this pandemic, we have been forcibly stripped to the bare minimum to survive. Shops are closed, most works are closed, systems have come to a grinding halt among many others. One of the words thrown about is “essential”. That means if it is not, it must shut down for the preservation of humanity. I echo the wise words of King Solomon in his book, Ecclesiastes, “Vanity of vanities… “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
5. The solid rock to build on is God– “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust… Psalms 18:2. The constant and immovable factor in all ‘this madness’ is God. People who have pitched their tent on God have become steadfast in the midst of this. They are recognized and noticed during this time. We thank God for the essential workers and first responders, but have you also taken note of how religious leaders, particularly pastors, have been encouraging and a breath of fresh air in the midst of this? You will always get the bad nuts among them, but my primary focus is on the good ones who seem to be alleviating the angst, fear and terror among the masses. I have seen a newscaster on a popular news network ask for prayer from a pastor on his program. He admitted it was his first time doing that. Hope has become a precious commodity and that is what being dealt to the masses by the aforementioned groups.
6. All other grounds are sinking sands- this pandemic has brought untold and unexpected hardships. Jobs that we could call stable with better prospects in January are not in April as I write. Some have lost investments, financially speaking, because of this. People are scratching their heads in panic on how to pay for the mortgage, because their property could be repossessed. We all await to see how life will continue when the lockdown is over. We have seen things crash and fold which we thought couldn’t be in our lifetime. The Aviation Industry, for example, has seen the collapse and the bankruptcy of airlines during this almost two month span. COVID-19’s tutorials are brutal, yet a grim reality. The lesson here is not to put your trust in earthly things.
7. People are turning to religion– the Bible has been among the most sold out item on our shelves in my side of town. I have seen presidents of nations declaring national days of prayer. Online worship services have increased by the margin. People are searching for answers. I have observed how people are becoming more spiritual in this time. My personal experience and knowledge about God is, if you call on Him, He will answer you. He truly listens and guides us along the way. He sometimes will not take you out of the fire, but will give you wisdom and strength to navigate through.
On this note, I pray for every reader to receive supernatural wisdom, innovative ideas and unusual strength in this season.
Please stay safe and do follow the CDC guidelines. Let us be each other’s keeper in this time and let love lead.
Till I come your way again…
Peace & Love