The Upside of Lockdown
The COVID19 crippled every country it targets. The governments were forced to impose lockdown on their territory and citizens.
Every person has story to tell during the lockdown.
They learn new skills while at home, have fun with what they have, some people starve, some wait for government's provisions, some complain, some are resilient, some work in the front line, some were infected with COVID19 some survived and some died, animals were infected too, some businesses incur losses, some out of their good hearts or out of their wealth donate foods and medical supplies, some still commit crimes, and some pray.
So, what should we learn from this season?
One important thing that we should realize and learn is that the things and people we hold dear in our life may collapse and may be lost in an instant. Nothing is permanent in this world.
The COVID19 showed us that our career, money, and businesses that are important to us may be lost any time and even the people we love may die any time without our permission. They are not permanent. They are temporary.
But with this short life we have, what do we have? what do we yearn for? what things do we fill our empty hearts with, to be happy or satisfied?
We fill it with the things and people we hold dear, however temporary. After a lost or failure, we will feel sad and empty again ("we say, what a miserable life!").
The logical solution is to fill it with something permanent.
Christians have answer to it. Fill your heart with Jesus Christ; He is permanent. See how happy the ancient Christians are, with the little wealth they have; they have Jesus Christ in their lives filling their emptiness.The center of Christian life is Jesus Christ. The ancient Christians were joyful. I set the ancient Christians as model for Christians because most of self acclaimed Christians today, including me, fills our heart with these worldly temporary things.
Then, what should we do?
These, I think we should do, pray, read the Bible regularly, fast, and join Christian churches today.
For us Christians, our physical life is temporary, but our life as a spirit and children of God is eternal and permanent.
I am going to share the following verses from the Bible, it may inspire you too. These verses in the Bible comforts me always. These words of Jesus Christ comforts my weary soul:
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry
about your life, what you will eat or what
you will drink; nor about your body, what
you will put on. Is not life more than food
and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, for they
neither sow nor reap nor gather into
barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds
them. Are you not of more value than
Which of you by worrying can add one
cubit to his stature?
"So why do you worry about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow: they neither toil nor spin;
and yet I say to you that even
Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the
field, which today is, and tomorrow is
thrown into the oven, will He not much
more clothe you, O you of little faith?
"Therefore do not worry, saying, "What
shall we eat?' or "What shall we drink?'
or "What shall we wear?'
For after all these things the Gentiles
seek. For your heavenly Father knows
that you need all these things.
But seek first the kingdom of God and
His righteousness, and all these things
shall be added to you.
Today start welcoming Jesus Christ in your life because He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.
Life of a Christian is not that easy because you have to make your spirit in control of your flesh or body to resist evil desires.
I am not a pastor, but as a Christian I am sharing you my realization during this lockdown season.