Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | March 27, 2020

USA and the Wuhan Pandemic

New York City on a Friday Afternoon

While I am having some trouble imagining New York City closed down on a Friday afternoon, I suspect New Yorker’s are having much greater difficulties seeing their city on shut-down. This classic view, out the window of the Fox studio, is usually filled with cars and pedestrians; this time it is virtually empty as everyone follows the isolation orders being given to citizens all over the nation.

I’m happy to say, this too has come to pass; although no one knows exactly when the streets will once again be filled with cars and pedestrians, it will certainly happen at some point. 

As we bide our time, in isolation, it is very good to remember that God is in complete control of everything; nothing is happening that God did not know about and allow to happen. The long-term and short-term consequences of the Pandemic are unknown; steps have been taken by the government to try and ameliorate the impact as much as possible with the passage, today, of a bail-out bill intended to help the nation recover from the Pandemic.

Despite the passage of the bill, the DOW was down 924.54 points at 3:53 PM ET; hopefully investors can take a long view with their portfolios. I remind myself that God has known from eternity past, this Pandemic would impact the USA at this time and in this way. At times like this, it is so important to keep a proper divine perspective on life; as Christians, we can measure our degree of faith by how we are dealing with this world-wide event.

If one is looking to circumstances for peace and stability, present circumstances have nothing to offer; if, on the other hand, one is looking to the Lord for peace and stability, the Lord has everything to offer; nothing has changed with the Lord.

In my last essay, I spoke of a time to rejoice as we are always able to rejoice in the peace and stability offered to those who live a life based on faith and not on sight. Our times are in God’s hands and we have God’s promise that he is working all things together for our good. Let us rejoice in God’s faithfulness to his children and let the God of peace be our constant companion!

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Romans 8:28-30


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  1. Amen, come Lord Jesus!

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