At this particular time in our world we are under siege by an invisible, minuscule yet powerful opponent. Hitching a ride through unsuspecting carriers, this enemy has swiftly yet stealthily, attacked nation after nation with no regard to race, culture, creed, dialect, language, religion, age, sex, sexual tendency, royalty, pauper, rich, middle class, poor, famous or barely known, political party affiliation, believer or atheist, doctor or patient. Its main mission is to affect, effect and infect. And we must admit it is doing its job. A lot of people have proposed this epidemic is coming from God, bringing judgment upon the earth and going after the “gods” we have erected in our different societies. I, personally, do not ascribe to that theory as it is not Biblically supported. I personally would not want to be the one to point at Him and say to both the “believing” and unbelieving” world He did it! Does He allow things to happen, yes… possibly. For example, when teaching babies to walk, we allow them to fall, but we do not during this process push them and make them fall. Yet when we allow them to fall we also allow them to understand the lesson of getting back up.
The lessons learned during this time will vary I am sure amongst us, so I can only speak to what I see and feel for me. Again, Covid-19’s main mission is to affect, effect and infect. The word “affect” is a verb meaning to impact, influence or change. The word “effect” is a noun indicating the result of the change that was influenced. To “infect” is to contaminate or taint, to invade with a pathogenic organism. Infectivity is a measure of the ability of a disease agent to establish itself in the host. A pandemic is a large epidemic that is a disease that occurs in a population in excess of its normally expected frequency of occurrence, that affects several countries and even continents. It is a world wide event. The “affect” of the physical pandemic of Covid-19 has caused us to stay in the house, hoard, maintain a social distance, like a good neighbor stay over there, cancel get togethers, clothed us with a garment of fear, and territorial isolation. All, we could say, fall under natural responses. The “effect” or result of Covid-19 has caused us to blame either another country, race of people or God. The infection has tainted, contaminated and caused a disease or dis-ease in our body that at its most potent renders death. Physical Coronavirus say stay in the house and for God’s sake limit contact with anyone or anything outside your house.
However the “physical” Coronavirus has open the door for the “spiritual” Coronavirus to make it’s long awaited appearance. While the “physical” Coronavirus demands us to stay in our house, the “spiritual” Coronavirus demands to come out of our house. House defined as a place of comfort. Do you know the most segregate day and time of the week, at least in America is Sunday morning. The most startling, astonishing display of segregation is found in the “house” of the Lord. To be fair, for some it is due to a limited demographic, but for many it is due to a lack of strategic conscious pursuance. We live in a time where we are being limited from gathering in the physical “house” and being in the streets, but what a time, if we observe and recognize the opportunity to be thrusted and fulfill the “pandemic” commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20, “go, teach, re-present” and introduce a “virus” that will bring dis-ease and even demise to spiritually wicked principalities. The electronics streets are waiting to be in a spiritual traffic jam. Also, through this “physical and spiritual testing” it will reveal if you are a spiritual carrier of this pathogenic organism or form of “life”. If you are, is this the “new norm” for your life? What about a vaccine you ask, physically needed, but spiritually it is powerless(Romans 8:31) “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Look again at latter part of verse 20 in Matthew 28… “lo, I am with you always, unto the end of the world. Amen!