If you have taken the time to read this blog post, thank you.
I must admit, I have had writer’s block lately. Every time I get on Facebook or watch the news, one topic overwhelms the conversations: coronavirus. That’s fine. It is to be expected because as a nation we have never faced a time quite like this.
I thought, can I say something encouraging to those who read this blog post? My encouragement is in knowing Jesus. I don’t want to offend anyone, but I am not ashamed of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
So, if you like, read on, but if not, I understand.
My greatest comfort has been keeping my eyes on Jesus. The truth remains, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
My oldest brother is pastor of a small church in rural Mississippi. In his sermon this past Sunday, he reminded the congregation (which included me) that God knows the very hair on our head (Luke 12:7). In this passage of Luke, Jesus was encouraging a crowd gathered to hear him not to be fearful and worrying.
So, my brother proceeded to ask us in the congregation, Why did Jesus use the hair on our head as an example of how much he loves and cares about us? Think about just how often we lose hair. When we shower, when we brush our hair, when we blow dry our hair, we lose a good bit. It is quite amazing at times. Sometimes, I worry am I going bald? If God in His Sovereign, Infinite wisdom and love knows the very number of hairs on your head at any given time, He surely loves us and sees us through the Coronavirus pandemic.
I will add one other thing that struct me in his sermon. When Paul wrote to the Corinthian believers, he said, And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
So, why is love the greatest of these? Because of the three, love is the only thing that lasts through eternity. When we see Jesus face to face, and live with Him forever, our faith becomes sight. We will no longer hope because our hope will be fulfilled. Love will remain!
I hope you are praying for your family, neighbors, and country. I pray that hearts turn to the Lord, and people either come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, or grow deeper in their relationships with him.