This 1:31 min video contrasts panic and preparedness from a Christian perspective re the coronavirus pandemic.
Should we panic or prepare in the face of the pandemic? Christians have an answer.
The Coronavirus is sweeping the world, has been declared a pandemic, has in-fected thousands and a-ffected millions. Clearly, it’s a real disease presenting a real threat at perhaps unprecedented levels, at least in the modern age.
One response is panic: panic-buying of items like toilet paper, riots in some major cities globally, an epidemic of fear. This response is understandable but not healthy.
A second response is preparedness: listening to public health experts, doing what we can to encourage prevention, like washing our hands, not gathering in large groups, reducing travel, not shaking hands.
Because we know and trust the Sovereign Lord God, Christians need to model preparedness over panic.
The Psalmist said, “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4).
In the face of fear, Christians can offer aid, solace, and hope.
Christ and Christianity are nothing if not the antidote to panic.
© Rex M. Rogers – All Rights Reserved, 2020