Yes, we have a pandemic going around. It has traveled fast, many are sick, many more will get sick, many have died and many more will probably die unless they come up with a miracle drug fairly soon.
Everyone is acting the fool, most everyone that is. Panic is wide spread. People are stocking up probably more than necessary but making it hard for others to get what they need. I see a possible large amount of waste coming our way. Those who have stocked their shelves and freezers too full may find out that they have a freezer break down or the food expires before they can actually use it.
Proverbs 11:24-25 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
You’ve probably seen movies about wide spread panic from threats beyond our control. While many of them are the result of someone’s over active imagination, some of them ring true in one way “People Panic”.
The CDC has posted the steps you need to avoid this virus. Hospitals and clinics are taking steps to insure that people who don’t need to be there are not wandering up and down their halls, screening everyone at the doors before they are allowed to enter.
Some businesses have closed their doors for the duration, others have taken steps to assure service without being in contact with the public.
Pandemics are nothing new to this world. Before they were called plagues. The first recorded one was the Typhoid Plague in 430 BC that broke out in Athens and killed 2/3 of the population.
In 165 AD there was the Antonia Plague which they believe could have been one of the first appearances of Small Pox. It also affected the Huns, Germans and Romans. It lasted 15 years and is believed to have been what killed Marcus Aurelis.
Other plagues continued as years went by, 250 AD to 440 AD there were continuous outbreaks of smallpox, TB and the Black Death. In the 11th century, Leprosy became rampant. In 1350 the Black Death killed off 1/3 of the population.
Even the Aztecs was believed to have been wiped out by smallpox. 541 AD saw the Bubonic Plague take the lives of an estimated 50 million people.
My research shows a large amount of these through the centuries. There were plagues in 1492, 1520, 1665, 1817, 1855, and 1918, 1957, 1958 and 1981, not to count all the different flu pandemics that have popped up around the globe.
All through this, people still kept their faith. Instead of cursing God, they got closer to God because they realized that they were helpless without him.
We can’t lose faith. In circumstances like this we have to realize that we can only do so much and the rest will be up to our Lord and savior.
Hold on to the truth that you know. Christ is the healer, Christ is our hope, don’t lose your faith in him, draw closer and pray constantly.
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see
Isaiah 41:10 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