March spring break was over. That week that followed had proved our fears of the breach we had anticipated in Canada. We were in nervous expectation. The good news was that Canada had accepted both the Johnson & Johnson's and AstraZeneca's vaccines, which totalled four vaccines obtained. These, I had hoped, were good news to us who were patiently waiting for them. The problem was the vaccines were coming in ripples, distributing according to each province's population. Most of us spent time in front of the screen or the computer monitor, waiting for excitement or dread. Have the other citizens forgotten what Italy had experienced since its overwhelming pandemic inception? Should we have expounded their callousness in our daily news what they thought would end their sufferings? Was it too late? The fortunate, even those who claimed as Christians, had turned their eyes to their comfort on either weed, alcohol, money, or television. Some had no thought for, let alone bled their hearts for the poor. The sin of greed had affected them. The love of the world had blurred their vision. Is this what Christianity had evolved over the last twenty-one hundred years?
We are in April, and the news of the spring season was supposed to have brought showers, then May flowers. The season typically gives thoughts of warmth, youth, light, and lovely smells. April was supposed to bring us hope; However, what came in was that one of the vaccines might be the bearer of bad news because its side effect would result in death for some. We expect to live and endure this "new normal" condition now that the vaccines are underway in distribution across the country. Is this what God was telling Daniel from the Old Testament what this pandemic would come in the course of the world's events? I believe so. God has always been straightforward to us. His providence is ever providing knowledge, truth, and His glory on the foundation of justice. God's plan showed His faithfulness to all who believe and to come to Him, regardless of the world's situation, including this pandemic. Man's perfection, on the other hand, tends to oppose God. His idealism seems more like fiction than the truth. Since Adam's fall, their ideas of heaven do not rely on the sole source of life. They work according to their lusts. These times only proved that the gap between the faithful and the fallen is more expansive than those who did not come. Didn't those who claimed to be Christians ever wonder that an all-knowing Supreme Being would be aware of this virus and the effects it caused rather than blame a specific race? Wouldn't they be aware that God allowed things to happen, as recorded in the Bible? (see Judges 1:19, 2:1-3, 2:14-15)
"Then he said to me, "These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white. That is why they stand in front of God's throne and serve him day and night in his Temple. And he who sits on the throne will give them shelter. They will never again be hungry or thirsty; they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun. for the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes." (Revelations 7:14b - 17, NLT) Glory to God for His brilliant foreknowledge!
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Diana s.f. ng
I love reading, writing, cooking, baking, and pets.