Look beyond Coronavirus. Romans 8:28 says,“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Sadly, Coronavirus is bringing disaster to many, however, contrastingly we’re also seeing a family out walking and talking together, in other words building better family relationships in our society.
Likewise in (Gen 3:8) below, we read about God also taking the time to meet with His children in the Garden of Eden.
“When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees.”
Essentially, the point being made here is the fall of Adam and Eve, nevertheless, we also discover it was therefore normal for God to walk and talk with His children.
Despite Satan’s plan to kill and destroy. Is Coronavirus bringing about the original picture God had for mankind?
Plagues and diseases are not from God!
God offers us protection from plagues and disease in (Psalm 91) therefore, we can safely say coronavirus doesn’t originate from God but Satan.
“This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly diseases.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.”
And Psalm 91:10
…”no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.”
Is what the devil meant for bad, God working together for good?
Firstly, as a result of having fewer cars on the road, we can breathe cleaner air.
Secondly, we’re being gifted with an unusually rare but beautiful sight of fathers interacting with their children because time has been afforded them.
Thirdly, many mothers are again enjoying baking and getting back to basics, and furthermore, a tranquil environment being experienced simply because shops are closing for longer.
Whilst I can appreciate we need money to live. As Romans 8:28 says, let’s use this disaster to remind ourselves what’s more important to us and make some changes permanent, like our relationship with God and making time for our family above making money our God.
Above all, no amount of money could ever replace a loved one.
The Bible says this is how it was supposed to be. God is our provider, rather than we become independent of Him, therefore frantically meeting our own needs and ruining our families in the process through our ignorance, falsely believing this is the only way!
I’ve personally been using this time to spend more time with my Heavenly Father, walking and talking with Him. Whereby, He has been downloading to me His original plan, very clearly through my born again spirit.
We simply take care of what God provides for us, in all areas of life, now that Jesus has redeemed us.
Carolina Henderson – Also read – Do you need to re-prioritize some things in life?