Updated: May 13, 2020
When we look at things with natural eyes, we see a natural sequence of events. It just happened. The truth is always deeper. Nothing ever just happens. Every action has a reaction. Every cause has an effect. Every choice as a consequence. We reap what we sow.
Covid-19 showed up for one reason: sin. We carry and spread it because of bad hygiene. We don't sanitize or wash our minds and hearts with God's word. So, we get infected with sin and un-forgiveness, then, we spread it...think about that...
Then, of course, in the black community, they suffer the most because of our many comorbidities caused by bad diet and lack of exercise.
Spiritually speaking, our selfishness and refusal to be gracious to each other. Truth usually enrages most black people. It's much easier to blame the "white colonizers" than taking responsibility for our actions.
It's very, very simple: life doesn't just happen, we reap what we sow.
God put us in lockdowns and curfews. Everything starts at home and ends abroad. Everything! The problem, is marriage and family; the foundation of civilization is all screwed up. Submission, a very tarnished word, is for everyone.
The man submits to Christ and the woman submits to the man.
Children submit to parents.
Single-parent households, parents submit to God, children submit to parents.
Then, we love and care for each other instead of bruising and abusing each other. By the way, if you refuse to love and meet the needs of your wife or husband that is worse than physical abuse. We owe people love. Above all: forgive!
Un-forgiveness is a sweet poison that kills most people both physically and spiritually.
Flattening the curve means repentance. Stop everything and worship him!! He is God! He is the air we breathe! The food we eat. The money we make. It's all his! He created us from dust! We are nothing! We need him for everything! Yet, we marginalize and undermine his word.
Listen, Covid-19 is God's wake up call and his olive branch.
"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." (Isaiah 3:12)
"If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)