Real World Drama
A drama in the theater is a fiction where a character conflict occurs on stage in front of an audience. However, the world is both a spectator and an actor, of a real drama caused by a virus. At the global level, medicine has recommended to governments some measures to try to control the so-called COVID-19, the conflict of our real drama has been variously interpreted by local governments. As Christians we must obey and follow the regulations of those who govern us, but we must also keep God in mind as the most important thing in our devotional life. We can observe around us various emotions of dejection of spirits. “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation.” Psalm 42:5 ESV.
Life has always put obstacles in our way, and this one is difficult to face and overcome. However, we can see it as something healthy for our spirit because it gives the opportunity to advance our faith. If we welcome this pandemic in our meditations, it will disappear from our minds to become something pure and intense like the love that God feels for us all. Jesus when He went to the garden of Gethsemane with His disciples, He knew what was to come. “Then He said to them. “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with Me.” And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:38-39 ESV. Many suffer anxiety, in this case Jesus Christ advises that we should pray and face adversity and social isolation knowing that God is with us always. Despite the human errors that caused the pandemic, God is with us.
Meditating and praying in the midst of silence is a difficult personal decision. But now is the time to do it. Many groups of believers have established creeds that obey only human logic, but we know that this will not produce saints. When there is no personal relationship with God, Jesus is not really going to be in our hearts. The day we decide to believe and follow Jesus we know that at that moment we were born again in the spirit. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’” John 3:6-7 ESV. If you are already born again, now is the time to continue to know Jesus as He is. If you have the Holy Scriptures it is time to read again, and not be waiting for Sunday service. Services will be back soon, and hopefully there will be more participation. The drama in which we are all participating can become a personal revival, as our conversion grows with new and better roots.
Christ already risen said to Tomas something important for us too. “Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 ESV Now we have time and a good chance to deepen our Christian knowledge.
“I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:10-11 ESV.
May God bless you.