Here’s something I know to be true: The Enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. But Jesus came so you could have life, and have it to the full! To. the. full. (John 10:10)
Here’s something else I know to be true: The river of life flows from the throne of God, to you, around you, through you, in you, under you, above you, surrounding you. (Rev 22:1)
And another: God loved the world so much that he sent his only begotten son to die for it. To die for the world – a world that historically has hated him. A world that rebels against him at it’s core. A world who declared the Prince of the World to rule – instead of Jesus. God loves that world so much that he D.I.E.D. to save it. To save his chosen people AND EVERYONE ELSE. (John 3:16)
That makes me conclude one thing: God is not cruel.
What did God say? “I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you.” At his very core, Jesus cares about us. He loves us. (Jer. 29:11)
But, as I listen to people talk about Covid-19, I keep hearing one thing – “repent and God will send away this virus.” As in, “God sent it and if we don’t repent, it won’t leave.” And this just, ah, it goes against everything I know to be true. Why would a God who loves send something to destroy? Especially when he said he wasn’t going to destroy the whole world ever again, until he destroyed it with fire. (2 Peter 3:7) Why would a God who judges fairly, and declared he would judge people when they stood before him – after Jesus came back, why would that God decide to punish everyone now? Before Jesus is back and before there’s fire? I don’t think he would. Here’s why: You know what came with Covid-19? Death, loss, and destruction. Sound familiar? That’s not God’s M.O. That’s Satan’s. You know what did not come with Covid-19? Life. And especially not life to the full.
I believe, absolutely, that God is using this for His good and that those you believe Him, for those who call on His name, He is giving them life. I believe, absolutely, that people should repent. But I don’t believe that people should repent to get rid of a virus. People should repent to be reunited with God! Think of your hearts! Think of your souls. Two very precious things. Give them to Jesus. The union of your spirit with God’s spirit is the best thing that could E.V.E.R. happen to you!
Can God get rid of this virus? Of course he can. He’s not a small God. But did he send it? Impossible. He’s not a cruel God. He’s a loving God.
Should you repent of your sins? Yes, please. But, don’t do it because you’re afraid. Do it for your soul! Do it for your heart. Do it because union with God is the best thing in the entire universe that could ever be done.