Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, the late Billy Graham’s second daughter shared in a blog post that God might be using this coronavirus time “to get our attention so that we will listen to His message.” And use this time to turn away from sin, self-centeredness, and secularism.
Anne referred to the coronavirus pandemic enveloping the world today as a “threatening black cloud.” For this reason, the AnGel Ministries founder was reminded of Exodus 19:9, where God said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.”
Painful Situations In Life
Then the 71-year-old admitted,”In the past four years, I, too, have entered into a black, terrifying cloud.” Further, she explained, “My husband’s sudden, unexpected death; my father’s death three years later; my diagnosis of cancer and the subsequent surgery and follow-up treatments have been personal storms as fiercely threatening as the storm that has now broken upon all of us.”
She continued, “But there was a silver lining to the black cloud in my life because it was in the cloud where I encountered God in a fresh way.”
And the evangelist testified, “I have ‘seen His glory, His character in the dark cloud. I have experienced God’s faithfulness to meet my needs. His grace to pour out His blessings through family and friends. His strength to enable me to endure triumphantly. And His goodness to bring me through one day at a time.”
“Throughout the four stormy years, I never once lost my joy. Or my inner peace, or the steadfast hope that God was in control and would work out all things for my good.”
Anne then asked, “Could it be that God is using the coronavirus to get our attention so that we will listen to His message?”
She concluded, “It’s time to pray! It’s time to turn away from our sin, self-centeredness and secularism, and turn to God in faith and trust.”
Also, she invites everyone to come to the LORD during this time. “Now. Return to the Lord your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. And He relents from sending calamity…” she said.
“If we heed God’s message, ‘He can calm the storm. And bring us through to a time of spiritual revival and national renewal.”
Source: The Christian Post