This 1:48 min video reviews how difficult it is to know and what we don't know about the coronavirus pandemic. Then, what we know for sure, the known known that we can trust the Sovereign God regarding the virus.
What really can we say that we know for sure as the global pandemic creates a new reality?
This coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented.
Political leaders and public health professionals are scrambling because they’ve never seen this before, not in modern times anyway.
The problem is not with their actions. The problem is with their humanity, meaning that like me they are not omniscient, so outcomes cannot be foretold, only that there will be outcomes.
Remember Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld? In a 2002 press conference referencing the Iraq War, Rumsfeld described decision making as a matter of known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns.
What God’s purposes are in this pandemic is a known unknown.
What lasting ripples of this pandemic will be are an unknown unknowns.
But the known known, what we can embrace with assurance, is what the Bible says,
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7).
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