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As history is being written, I’m reminded of the old familiar childhood game: musical chairs. Well, the music has stopped; and the world is left standing—right smack in the middle of a pandemic. Why now? Don’t know. Why us? Don’t know that either. However, one thing is evident; trouble has the tendency to bring out the best and the worst in people. Right now, we are seeing who and what we value as individuals; along with who and what we value as a nation. God has used COVID-19 to unlock the world—exposing the good and ugly.
Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known. 3 Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light, and what you have whispered in [people’s] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops (Luke 12:2-3, AMP).
As a Christian, look inwardly; take an inventory of who you are as a believer; think about questions like:
- During this time of uncertainty, how is my faith reflecting what I profess about God?
- What does my character say about my relationship with the Holy Spirit?
- What will I profit if I gain the whole world and lose my soul? (See Mark 8:36.)
As a nation, we should examine our priorities and answer questions like:
- Why do we place more worth on materialistic gains than we do for human life?
- Why do we jeopardize the lives of others to satisfy our own insatiable greedy nature?
- Why do we think we can ignore God and still be boundlessly blessed?
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: (Luke 6:45).
In the midst of all this sadness, hurt, and inconveniences, we must use our faith and see God’s mercy unlocking and revealing—so we can get it right.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.