Life was very different just two weeks ago. Two weeks ago we were still freely moving about without fear and fully engaged in our community and church activities. But now all of that has changed and the change has come by the day and hour as with the rise of the coronavirus. This sudden change didn’t take much effort at all, but only with news reports of the spread of the virus and recommendations and executive orders by our government officials. The sudden and drastic change we have experienced should alert us spiritually. Because of these global events, not just local, we should make a note of what time it is. Let me ask you, do you know what time it is? Your phone or watch or clock will be of no use in telling what time it is concerning this global event. Is this not a spiritual hour we live in when sudden global change has taken place? I certainly believe so! Look at what Solomon wrote about things happening suddenly.
“I returned and saw under the sun that– The race [is] not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So the sons of men [are] snared in an evil time, When it falls suddenly upon them.” Ecclesiastes 9:11-12
This global event is explained away by so many as only “time and chance.” But then it says, “man also does not know his time.” At any time of the day you can look up at the sun and give a good estimate on the time, but have you considered observing the activities of men to tell the spiritual time? Spiritually it is time to wake up and return to God and call on Him. Amazingly, there are so many Christians who are still sleeping because they don’t know the time, and to them this virus is like a bad dream. Let me encourage you to wake up and know and believe that what has happened globally is a great indicator of what time it is spiritually. Draw near to God and live like you understand the times.