God or a Face Mask: A Question of Trust

The corona monster (Covid-19) has just about run its course and is, for all intents and purposes, dead. By coincidence, corona, from the Latin for crown, implies royalty, i.e., king.

The king is dead! Long live the King!!

Psalms 91 is a celebration of the joy of trusting in Almighty God to watch over His people and to keep them from calamity. Consider this:

“Surely He shall deliver you…from the perilous pestilence…”

“You shall not be afraid of…the pestilence that walks in darkness…”

“…Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling…”

Three times in the space of sixteen verses this Psalm supports the belief that those who put their trust in God do not have to be afraid. Yet, many who profess belief in God have also given in to the fear of the corona virus propaganda, e.g., distancing themselves from others, including their own families, the donning of face coverings which cannot be proven efficacious against this virus, the willing submission to lock down orders, the social distrust which has been engendered, the political division which has been amplified, etc.

The question is—in whom do we place our trust? Fallible governments which seek power over us or the infallible God Who promises to love us, no matter what?

As Christians, who proclaim that Jesus Christ is King, we should never be afraid of any disease or calamity, regardless of its severity. We should be fearless in the face of this “existential threat”. We should be unafraid.

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