This 1:46 min video examines the three most common responses to the coronavirus pandemic, fear, foolishness, and faith.
The Coronavirus is now a declared global pandemic.
People are responding to this surreal, spreading disease in several ways.
Fear is paramount: hoarding, riots, debilitating anxiety, or not just social distancing but social isolation.
People suggesting fear is not appropriate are labeled foolish. And perhaps some are, because they don’t seem to be taking the threat seriously, refusing to change their routines or behaviors.
Fear, foolishness? There’s a third response.
For Christians, it should be faith. Christians believe God is engaged, he is not surprised. Nor is he vindictive or a cosmic meany.
Faith is not blindness, not irrational. It’s belief in God’s revelation of himself in the world, in his Word, and in his son Jesus Christ.
Faith gives us assurance Providence knows us individually.
As the Scripture says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Is. 41:10).
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