COVID-19 is nondiscriminatory; no one will get through this unscathed in some way or another. It will strike the renown and anybody else along its path; this virus has placed us all on an even playing field. No nationality gets to own pardoning rights. COVID-19 bows to no man!
Of course, we all want this virus to dissipate; however, I don’t think praying for God to make it go away is an effective use of our faith; that’s too simplistic. Instead, we should ask the Holy Spirit to direct our prayers so that our faith—is aligned with His will. Our faith attached to God’s will—Oh My Lord!
What are you learning?
I think we’ll see God’s will unfold as we open our eyes and note, there are some worldwide lessons He wants us to learn. Therefore, we shouldn’t get so distracted by this pandemic that we miss these valuable learning moments. These lessons are multifaceted and complex, yet simple if we take the time to see what’s in plain sight. Some are customized for individual self-growth; while other lessons must be learned collectively as inhabitants sharing the same global space.
One worldwide lesson!
One global lesson for this world to learn—is how to love and respect each other. People come in all different shapes and sizes with varying degrees of intelligence. They have different likes and dislikes. Some people are full of love; some full of hate. Opposing ideologies will cross over into someone’s comfort zone. Diverse religious interpretations are as vast as the capacity to comprehend. There are different races, customs, cultures, and social standings that give innumerable perspectives on how the world is seen. And what seems clearly simple to some is muddied and mysterious to others.
The recognizable differences are far more than what I have just listed. Still, with all the dissimilarities, God lumped us all together on earth and said: Love thy neighbor as thyself! (See Mark 12:31.) My interpretation: Y’all play nice!
For there is no respect of persons with God (Romans 2:11).
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).
The predicament the world finds itself in right now is the perfect time for us to recognize we all need each other. I’m afraid those who have the misconception that some people are better than others will struggle the hardest during this pandemic. God will not relax His standard to love one another—just to oblige our fears and insecurities. We are commanded to love people in spite of our differences.
Let’s use this unique time to learn our individual lessons—as well as how to fairly share God’s world.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.