In this pandemic crisis we can think about some lessons learned. What are the things we see? We know that there are many negatives but what are some positives?
The fact that an unseen enemy called corona virus have taken so many lives and disrupt the social norm gives us so many things to think about. There are so many uncertainties and instabilities that cause many people to panic. The virus which caused so many shut downs have impacted the economy in such a manner that many people are now without an income. Persons who create their own income through their personal business might find it difficult to survive during the lock down because there would be no way to have a continual income.
In this moment of crisis the only safety we have is in Jesus Christ. There is also a frequency of earthquakes going on around the world but the focus of the Corona virus have made it seem less significant. Should we be surprised by these? I believe we should not especially those of us who are Bible believing Christians. Matthew 24: 3- 8 “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows” Here in the scripture we see the mention of earthquakes and also mentioned is the word pestilence. According to collinsdictionary.com pestilence is any disease that spreads quickly and kills large numbers of people. We could safely say that the COVID- 19 is a pestilence. Tell me what you think.
Below are some unusual things that happen during COVID- 19:
Quietness have come to many towns and cities across the world as the hustling and bustling sound of the traffic on the road have disappeared. The airline industry have been affected as there is a large reduction of air travelers. The cruise ship industry have been impacted as many ship have to make major decision on where to dock as ports have been closed, many passengers on these vessels have contracted the virus too.
The town areas in some countries have experienced an increase in the amount of wild animals roaming the city streets. As humans stay home these wild animals decide that this is their moment to reign. This animal take over was as a result of people been off the streets and they are free from their fears to search for food. Herds of mountain goats were seeing roaming through the streets of Wales, monkeys had taken over the streets of Thailand and wild deer took over the streets of Nara Japan.
Some activities have come to a halt. The church events have limited in some countries while there are total lock down in most countries. Schools have been suspended across the world and has impacted especially the final year students doing exams and placed a damper on those who were looking forward to prom and graduation Sporting competitions have been suspended and this can also affect some players contract. Places of entertainment like the movie theaters, night clubs, dance hall and many other social gathering events have been affected. Toll road income have diminished dramatically because of the reduction in road traffic.
While social media has been buzzing continually with news information about COVID- 19 there are lots of hoax and theories about the source of the virus. There are so many people coming out with messages saying “God spoke to me this morning” these messages swirls all across social media and some can be right while some are way off course. In the midst of what is happening God is directing us but the enemy will also rise voices to create confusion and mistrust in God’s direction. This is where us as children of God must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. We have the Bible as our guide so we will not operate in ignorance and be led away by false instructions.
Some good things that are expected from the COVID- 19 Pandemic
Many people get needed rest from work as a result of the lock downs in some areas. Some people are quarantine in their homes but they get to spend more time with members of their household. They also get to do some needed D.I.Y chores. School children will now begin to get acclimatized to the use of online learning. People will become more health conscious and be more attentive to international media because what have impacted far nations are surprisingly at our door steps.
This pandemic creates an opportunity for a reduction in the crime and murder rate throughout our nations. This is a sense of peace and safety especially in some volatile communities where criminal activities are very rampant. Road fatalities will decrease as this period we have less road use which minimize the amount of accident. The motor vehicle insurance companies will benefit too because of less accidents.
Thing To Learn From The COVID- 19
We must see and acknowledge the value of life. Many of the things in life that people run after are less important and the safety of our life is paramount. As important an education is the safety of life is more important. There are people who literally make themselves slaves to their jobs and spending less time on their spiritual development should now see that our security and provision is in the hand of God. Our jobs are just a tool used in the carving out of our blessings and prosperity. We also see that the Bible is continually been fulfilling and the end is closer than we can imagine. Some criminals who are wanted by the law won’t risk committing crimes because if they get the virus and end up in hospital they may be easily identified by the law.
As we continue to take all the necessary precautions may the mercies of God continue to override the evil we have to deal with. May we all draw closer to God and be the righteousness that exalts a nation so that the reproach of sin will be eliminated from our land. May the COVID- 19 be a thing of the pass. May knowledge gained from this experience help our nations across the world be better prepared to combat any crisis development. May the fear of God be our portion in Jesus Christ holy name.