mmmm Chicken Rice this Easter mmmm
Mum lovingly cooked Chicken Rice for our family
Coronavirus has closed down most hawker stalls in Sydney
So instead we enjoy this South East Asian dish at home
This Easter we are at home as the government has banned travel
Many Australians usually travel on holidays at this time of year
But this year we are all in lockdown thanks to the coronavirus
I have been reading the Old Testament recently:
The LORD is a jealous and avenging God;
The LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies.
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power;
The LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him.
Nahum chapter 1 verses 2,3 and 7
Come let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us;
He has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
Hosea chapter 6 verse 1
Both these Old Testament books are prophecies of God’s judgement
But there are also glimmers of hope for salvation
How are we to view the coronavirus in the light of the Bible?
Is this a sign of God’s judgement on the world?
Many have become sick and some have recovered
Friends have lost their jobs due to the lockdown
The world is gripped with fear and anxiety
The Bible verses above include hope
God is good and cares for those who trust in Him
He will heal us if we return to Him
The coronavirus reminds us that the world is temporary
This is not our real home
We long for the day when we enter heaven
A place where there is no more sickness and sin
The coronavirus reminds us that we are not in control of the world
Only God is in control of the world and He is trustworthy
So despite all the bad news about the coronavirus
We can find peace with God through Jesus
He is a source of comfort for all those who trust in Him
We can pray and know that God listens to our prayers
Who do you trust this Easter?
Can your government stop coronavirus?
How does hoarding toilet paper make you feel secure?
For followers: how do you explain the coronavirus to your friends?
mmmm bible mmmm
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