By: Pastor John Howard
Covid-19 is still around even though things are “opening up”. I am still required to wear a mask at my job. I am still asked to stay 6 feet away from co-workers. My church is not meeting in its regular meeting place, and our temporary meeting place is following the government’s guidelines of approximately ten people in a group. The list of other “protections” could go on and on, and we are all trying to protect ourselves from this virus. In the Bible, Psalm 91:10 says, “There shall no evil befall thee; neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” This is a wonderful promise of protection from disease, but to whom is this promise made? In verse 14 of the same Psalm, God says, “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.” A person can really only trust in God’s protection if he has placed his faith in Jesus Christ.
From the New Testament of the Bible, we understand that to love God is to love His Son Jesus Christ and receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” And, once one begins to love God, he will desire to obey his commandments. John 14:15 says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” We learn Christ’s commandments in the Bible.
We can wear masks, keep social distance, and wash our hands, but what is the status of your relationship with God? While becoming a Christian does not guarantee that you will not contract a virus such as Covid-19, it does put you in a relationship with God who can protect you if it is His will. Have you begun to truly love Him so you can be in a place of God’s protection during this pandemic? If not, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and begin following His commands today!
(Pastor John Howard is Pastor of Middlefield Bible Church. For more information, visit their website: Middlefieldbiblechurch.org)