This whole world feels like a complete lockdown. The global news showed major cities are close to ghost towns. We know that the residents are staying home as "encouraged;" -- maybe that word is too mild, to say the least, -- more like regulated by each nation's government. I was just inspired to say that these videos could be a forecast of what is to come when our Lord Jesus returns: that those who remain might see the emptying streets with only a sparse of the remaining stubborn ones who refuse to apologize for their sins. I am only glad that we have this opportunity to act now while we are still on His saving grace. If you think this is scary, we are only seeing the beginning of things to come. I think it is scarier if we think we are mightier than God, but that would be foolish. Wouldn't it?
If I let my imagination go wild here, it is almost like what retirement is about. Staying home isn't that bad. The problem is those who need their regular income to pay for their monthly expenses; or those who have their businesses to run because of their debt. These times are hard for them. I can almost see someone being called to work, but the matter of this contagious virus spreading around is bringing up more than just nervousness. Or, those who are wondering if their savings are enough to cover feeding their family. Both situations are justified but dreadful.
What I don't understand is the twenty-something generation who haven't stopped partying in groups despite the megaphonic call to stay at home curfew was announced nationwide. I know it is "Spring Break" for them but do they have to travel and stay on beaches with other large groups of young people like themselves? Do they not think they have to head home afterward, infected with the virus and then spread to other members of their family? Jesus was right about this generation: They think only about themselves! It made our PM so irritated that he came up to the podium on the eighth consecutive day and announced numerous times to everyone to stay home. He was shy of announcing the Marshall Law. He was practicing mercy. Praise God for Christian Prime Ministers!
Since I'm practicing my "social distancing" so I won't get the CoVid-19 virus, I have been typing away my thoughts on the first half of this month's events and catching up on the news. The only silver lining in all of this is that there's an extension on the deadline for filing the income taxes.