January 2021 Update
Updated: Aug 4, 2021
I’m not sure how to interpret the whole “Covid” situation. Frankly, I’m getting tired of the masks, the fist-bumping, etc. and all the hypocrisy that goes along with it. Not to minimize the legitimate threat of Covid, but there’s just something disingenuous about the whole scenario. Various strains of Influenza have continued to plague our country with thousands of fatalities each year. Now at the same places that offer the new Covid vaccine, folks are still getting “flu shots.”
My question is, why can’t we just go on living our lives regardless of “Covid?” Why close churches and keep “strip-joints” open? There’s something wrong with this picture. Loved ones are dying alone, with no physical or emotional contact with family or friends. The forced isolation is intensifying the fears and mental anguish not only of the patients, but loved ones. Domestic violence, drunkenness and suicides are skyrocketing, though hidden from the public. Could it be that these factors may be “killing” more people than the virus itself? A distinction must be made between those dying from Covid and those dying with Covid!
Whatever the disease, everyone is dying because of original sin. (Rom. 5:12) This is the “virus” that affects all humans, and the only one that has a permanent “remedy;” i.e. the Cross (death) and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Let’s face it, our nation is on a “landslide to Hell” and already under God’s judgment! Let’s “seek the Lord while He may be found, and call upon Him while He is near.” (Isa. 55:6)
The new Mission building is progressing well, scheduled to open in the near future. In recent months I have visited the building site after my Mission class, only to notice very little external progress. After an inside tour this week, I was almost “awestruck” with the phenomenal transformation of an empty building! This experience really challenged me further to not judge people by what they may look like externally, but to consider what God is doing on the “inside” of their lives.
Thank you for your prayers as I continue to “plow on” for the Lord.
With my Love in Christ,