As I am now in the 31st day of the count to Pentecost, I am overwhelmed with the wisdom of the Most High. Everywhere around us we are being bombarded with our invisible enemies residue, yet the silent truth that should be shouted from the roof tops is the amount of people who have overcome this disease. To watch the news you would think we were losing this battle, but the numbers indicate that even from the beginning we have been winning. We are not hearing the overwhelming testimony of the majority of people who fought corona and won. In our digital age where we can track everybody’s steps we are not hearing the voice of the majority, uncovering how they crossed over and we have to ask ourselves why? Rather than building on the wisdom from our past everyone is being told to put his or her hope on something that has been and still is experimental that is yet to come.
The most unprecedented act that I can see is not Corona, as pandemics have occurred all the way back to biblical times. What was supposed to be a two-week break has turned into a two-month nightmare that has led to more and more uncertainty, conjuring up more questions than answers. In the wake of all this lapse of time yet we still have no data. We can say worldwide 98% of those who have gotten this virus has gotten over it with mild or no symptoms but yet, not enough data. Perhaps we are not asking the right questions, or the right people the right questions.
President Trump rightly termed this thing “the invisible enemy” and I would like to build on that premise because here is where we are losing out on a monumental opportunity to see this thing turn around. If we were facing a country for instance would we build our countries morale by focusing on the number of casualties? Please don’t get me wrong, I am in no way minimizing the value of the lives of those who have died from or been impacted by this disease, but what I am saying is those of us who are still alive have to have a greater value in life itself then awaiting a vaccine that may or may not work, and furthermore won’t be available until next year, and lets be real clear, many people are uncomfortable taking. This being the case we know that our past way of handling those who died at war was to honor them, memorialize them, but put our focus on our victories, not on our defeats.
Being that pandemics are not new lets talk about that for a minute. Before the world of vaccines we had pandemics and like this one they too suffered losses, but amazingly those who seemed to weather it was able to do so by changing the terrain from within their bodies until that which threatened them from without had passed on. In the bible you had those who had leprosy, there was no man-made elixir that cured it, there were men of God who obeyed the voice of God in directing those who were sick to do simple things to be healed. (2 Kings 5)
We should never get away from the simplicity that is in Christ. Diseases like Rickets it wasn’t cured by pumping toxins into the blood stream, but it was a vitamin deficiency that caused it, and thus adding what the body needed that it was lacking cured it. What I am saying is let’s not skip over some obvious options. Let’s love humanity enough to at least consider solutions that we know won’t hurt us, before we move towards the more drastic treatments that we can’t predict its benefits or its detriments.
The part of all this that overwhelms me with the wisdom of the Most High is that the very things that I see in my world today was written in His word thousands of years ago. He is speaking if we will not be afraid of anyone or anything but Him. This disease has a name, and His name is above even it. If we will take the time to count our blessings, open our eyes and our ears to His word and his voice we will see how He is carrying us through this.
We DO NOT have to be afraid of the terror by night nor of the noisome pestilence that walketh in darkness. (Psa. 91) I realize that darkness can be intimidating, not having data, knowledge, or understanding in a situation like this is scary, but we have something much greater than data, we have the Teacher living and moving inside of us, this Teacher understands all and knows all, and if we will listen to Him he will direct us when and where to go, what, and how to do what we need to do. In this time of counting don’t forget where your help comes from. I can tell you I have probably made a thousand mistakes that could have made me vulnerable to this virus from the moment I knew it was in my area, but I know the ONE who keeps me, directs me, and order my steps. If we know Him we can walk in darkness, and shine forth His light.
Let us not stop searching for truth, nor give up on the simple wisdom of God. Let us look at this as a time to prepare ourselves as good soldiers spirit, soul, and body for the battle ahead, because even the invisible enemy must bow to the Ever Present Most High YHVH!!