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Spiritual Promise | #1 | COVID-19

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. (1 John 2:12)

Do you think it a coincidence that toilet paper has a better understanding of this promise than the world in a panic over the coronavirus? I pray the hearts of those turning to God in this pandemic will truly consider the faith that accompanies such a promise, because toilet paper won’t save you. Don’t get me wrong, there is wisdom in the 5 “P’s”:

  • Prior. Planning. Prevents. Poor. Performance (Paper).

But if we slowed down as ‘one’ people to apply that ideology might actually save lives by considering the calculations and appropriate actions upon learning reasonable predictions, but what do I know, I’m just a blogger. So, uhhh, yah, thanks for leaving my friends with leaves to wipe their… You know I forget the reason those 5 “P’s” were important then, but learned about it from an amazing co-worker a few years back (you know who you are). However, there is a difference between preparing for success in your career and an epidemic that threatens life as we know it.

Listen… I understand the wisdom to be wise during this COVID-19 situation, but keep the truth of this promise in your heart. It is in Christ that our sins are forgiven, granting us the entrance into the Kingdom of God to talk about these difficult times in prayer. Don’t lose sight of your confidence by irrational feelings based on societies problems. If it were permitted for me to endure this tragedy in place of those that are dying, I would. And although that may be a fine sentiment, the truth is that trusting in the Lord gives understanding to the reason I would even write such a thing as that. Please consider the cross of Christ.

I’m genuinely more concerned about the individual reading this to have a relationship with Jesus than I am about my death, whether due to the return of Christ, this virus, or not waking up tomorrow. Either way, do you know about this promise of God? …Believe, and your sins “…are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”

Don’t panic.

In Love…

 

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