A Time of Great Uncertainty

The Coronavirus has stopped the entire world in its tracks and none of us has been untouched. This is the time for all people to evaluate what our lives have been about and what we truly believe in. Christians especially are at a turning point because throughout our faith, we’ve been taught that there is a purpose for everything under heaven. We can’t help but seek to understand what is taking place before us, hoping to make sense of what it means and how we should respond.

As Christians, we can’t help but think of the plagues that God sent to Egypt, of the Flood of Noah or the prophecies for the End Times. In the past 20 years, our world has seen a multitude of disasters one after the other: tsunamis, earthquakes, nuclear disasters, volcano eruptions, fires, floods, famines, hurricanes, tornadoes and now pestilence.

But also societal disasters: terrorist attacks, financial collapse, poverty, wars, the rise in power of antichrists, economic division, the loss of faith, the lack of love, the rise of greed and corruption…we are undoubtedly close to the end.

It is a time of great uncertainty for the future of humankind.

And it is very fitting at this time that each of us has had to self-isolate and reflect about who we are, what we’ve done and what we believe in.

Now is a time for prayer.

The world as we know it is changing. Many of us will lose loved ones. Many of us may fall into poverty. Life may become a struggle for many of us from this point forward. But our faith must not waver.

When speaking of the End of Days with His disciples, Jesus said, “He who endures to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 10:22b

Hold strong to your faith in Jesus.

Though this may not be the end of the world and chances are we will have to pick up and move forward, we still must persevere with obedience to Jesus' commandments to love Him and pass His love to others around us. In this way they may come to know Him and His everlasting love.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ‘This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -Matthew 22: 37-40

Jesus commissioned us as living witnesses to share how much God loves us. We are His messengers. Share His love.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20

God bless you!

 

©2020 Edrick


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