Did God do This?

Why is this happening?  What is the motive behind the tragedy of the coronavirus?  Many would answer the question by saying, this kind of thing just happens in nature and it’s all a part of nature’s dangerous mutations.  Others would answer the question by saying that this vicious virus was man-made chemical warfare and somehow released intentionally or unintentionally into the environment.  Why are so many people dying and our freedoms being taken from us?  Some would say this is God’s way of judging the sins of humanity to bring people back into a right relationship with Him.  Many would also reject the notion that God had anything to do with it because they only see God as  love and never see Him as a loving Father who disciplines His children because of rebellion.  The truth is, the answer to the “why” of the coronavirus may never be fully discovered or disclosed, and so it is with so many other tragic events in life.  

Since the origin of the coronavirus may forever remain a mystery, we shouldn’t spend so much time on the question “Why?” and go to the next question “What?”  What should we do about it?  If you’re a scientist the response would be to find a cure.  If you’re an elected official responsible for the safety and protection of people, you should take measures to keep them safe.  If you’re a child of God you should pray and seek God’s face for His merciful intervention.  How we respond as children of God should not be a mystery, this should be seen as a call to return to God.  We may not know about the motivations or origin of the coronavirus, but we do know who can intervene and stop it.  Let me ask you, is that what you are doing?  Has your time with God in prayer increased?  It is only a wonder to me that God has not allowed some greater judgment to come upon us, and He still may if this does not does not produce the proper response from His people.  Tragedy and devastation should always produce the spiritual response in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer [made] in this place.”

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