The fear that has gripped the world is everywhere. I was talking to a person who lives in the remotest area in our country. These are “hard to reach areas”. He told me that he has never seen a passport and never crossed any border. He was wondering how the covid19 virus acquired a passport to cross to his village. What kind of the virus is this, he asked me? He wondered why the virus has caused so much fear in the world that is obsessed with advanced technology. He wondered why the skilled and talented medical professionals are not coming up with a cure. This he said, can be done within the shortest time possible, using the most advanced electronic gadgets that we cherish. He told me that the scientists in the enlightenment age make nuclear weapons, go to the moon, change sexual orientations, and do human organ transplants with ease. But he wondered where the enlightenment scientists are? Are they also gripped with fear like the rest of the professionals? he asked. He wondered why the covid19 virus has brought so much fear and made the world economy crumble.
As I listened, I started thinking about how a believer in God should
respond to this crisis? Well, the message is “FEAR NOT” for God is in
control of this situation. God is aware and in control of what is
happening around the world. As we slow down from our busy activities,
let us take this time to look out for one another in love. This is a
time to acknowledge that we are not scattered and confined in our
localities, as we used to think. Instead, we are one big family living
on planet earth. Whatever affects one locality affects us all. This is
time to realize that we are one human race inadequate to predict and
control what is happening around us. This is a time that we should seek
to depend on the marker of haven and earth. The one that has all the
power and wisdom to help us beyond measure. He is able to help us where
our governments, scientists and economists are not able to help us.
God be with you all.