A certain Scripture in the Bible says this. What do you think:
Numbers 16:47 – 48 – “And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.”
We read that, and several points are apparent, and some would be:
- How does a “plague” begin? What starts it?
- Is there only one way to interpret what a “plague” is?
- Is there more than one type of plague?
- Is there any certain way to stop a plague?
- Why aren’t there more plagues?
- Can there be a purpose for a plague?
- Is there a “side effect” or unintentional benefit from a plague?
Our world population is under the effects of a virus which has been determined to have started in the country of China. But does it matter in the long run? Since God knows absolutely everything, He knows about every time period WITH a plague and WITHOUT a plague. Since nothing happens without His influence and control, we can determine that He is involved in the current coronavirus development. So, a question would be why would He cause so much misery, inconvenience, and death? And that would be the exact wrong question to ask, because it is based on the premise that OUR plans and lives are more important than His.
- Can we be plagued by blind ambition?
- Can we be plagued by fear and paralysis of doing God’s will?
- Can we be plagued by being consumed by the anxiety and uncertainty around us?
- Is there a way to see through situations and see the Savior?
- Is there a way to see Him calm the storm when the waves of trouble are the highest?
- Is there a way to understand that when world-wide catastrophes strike, God allows US to be empowered?
- Is God using THIS plague to expose evil in such a unique way, and arm His people to jump into action?
Think how many times throughout history where God’s people respond despite stringent governmental and procedural handcuffs and regulations? Here IS the time. Here IS the opportunity. Here IS sufficient power to make a massive difference in the lives of so many!!! Look at all the ways His ministry can benefit!
Lord, guide us to reach out into the abyss, and touch people’s lives during this time in history. Allow a calmness to overshadow the anxiety and insanity. Allow the prayer of Your people to thrust a dagger into the plans and intentions of Satan and his minions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”