2019 was so ordinary. It had ups and downs, but mostly we got on with life. As Christmas was celebrated, we remembered the coming of the Messiah looking forward to another year.
There seemed nothing to seriously be afraid of. However, from November things changed in China and 2020 was set to be a year without parallel in modern history. People began dying from a virus we now know as CV19.
New words entered our vocabulary, Pan-demic being one. Pan as a prefix means “…the whole of…” and last used widely as the NAZIS tried to establish a Pan-Germanic Empire from Europe. It did not last and nor will CV19.
In March 2020 panic set in. None have been spared and we have seen the best and worst of world and local leaders including in the Churches.
What are we afraid of: Death and meeting our Lord or something else? In the 2019 flu season, were we afraid of catching it and even dying or did we just move on and trust God for what He had planned for us (believers or not) before the world began?
God has set a time to be born and die; nothing can change that. We need not fear other than falling into the hands of the Living God without Jesus. We must be careful but that was the case in 2019.
What are you afraid of?
Hebrew 10:31 “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
– Geoff Kyngdon