Owing to this ravaging disease, many deaths have been reported across the world. And the number is increasing daily.
Are we in perilous times?
Some other people are suffering in various ways: fear of infection, food shortages, lockdowns and restrictions in movements.
These are difficult times for the people of the world, to say the least. May be we are in ‘perilous times’ as the Bible calls it (see 2 Timothy 3:1).
Perilous time is a time “full of danger and risk.” In other words, this is a dangerous time around the world.
That danger and risk are occasioned by the outbreak of coronavirus also known as covid 19. Everyone is now faced with the risk of infestation and the danger of death.
People are living in palpable fear as the situation continues to go out of hand around the nations of the world, stretching medical services to the last limit.
How to stay safe in a time like this
As one commentator on an online forum puts it, “This is no ordinary – humans, nations, organisations and industries, the high and mighty are being humbled…”
But what can you do to be safe in a time like this? I will give you two suggestions in this post.
1. Follow the advice of your government or health authorities
Make it a point of duty to adhere to the safety measures proffered by your government or appropriate health authorities.
I know quite a lot has been said about this across many media but it can never be over-emphasised:
- Practice social distancing.
- Stay at home.
- Maintain very strict hygienic procedures – wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
- Properly cover your nose when you sneeze.
- Wear nose masks especially when in public.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Self-isolate, where necessary.
These recommendations are good and should be properly upheld. But if you are a believer in Christ, I’m going to add one more thing: you should keep up your faith in God.
2. Keep up your faith in God
As a believer in Christ, the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic should not make your faith waver. In fact, it should be strengthened in times like this.
And if you are not yet a believer, you might want to consider becoming one at this time. As you can see, the world is no longer the same just because of one “little plague” known as covid 19.
Let your faith in God swallow up your fear of coronavirus or any other disease for that matter. “The just shall live by faith” says the Bible in Galatians 3:11.
In times like this, remember God’s promises of divine protection, healing and deliverance. Believe them, confess them and live my them. Pray.
Let me know what you think in the comment section.