More than one Bible teacher or commentator I trust has made the observation during this challenging time that "No, it isn't the end of the world."
But at the same time, they add, "But it might be a fore-shadowing, a warning, a practice for what's ahead."
This isn't what we want to hear
I know that. I know all of us hope that in a few months (we realize it won't be weeks now) that everything will be back to the way it was. That we can do what we want, go where we want, buy what we want, and worship how we want.
Dr. Fauci gave us a reality check when he recently said, "We probably shouldn't ever shake hands with anyone again.
An emblematic statement of how much will change to be sure.
We didn't expect this; we don't think we deserve it
Even those of us who don't ascribe to "name it and claim it" theology, in our heart of hearts, get upset when God doesn't give us what we want when we want it.
If we think we've been good, and haven't sinned too much, go to church regularly and tithe, we think God should keep us from poverty and challenges.
And then Covid19 hit.Continue Reading