But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
It’s not about being a Democrat or a Republican
It’s not about an evil socialist plot to take over the world
It’s not about an evil capitalist plot to take over the world
It’s not the fulfillment of misinterpreted prophecy
It is a virus
A very deadly virus
And it matters
On Friday April 17th, 49 people in Pennsylvania died of Covid-19.
On Friday April 17th, 8 people in Montgomery County died of Covid-19.
One of them was my mother.
Yes, she was elderly. She just turned 88 on Monday the 13th
Yes, she was in a nursing home.
Yes, she had dementia.
But she mattered. To us, and to God.
Every one of those 8 deaths in Montgomery County mattered to God.
Every one of those 49 deaths in Pennsylvania mattered to God.
Every person who has died of Covid-19 matters to God.
Every person on this planet matters to God and therefore every person on this planet should matter to us – the followers of the Risen Christ.
Please stop the political arguing. Please stop unsafe protesting. Please stop jumping on each other online because you disagree.
Use the wisdom God has given you. Be safe. Disagree but do so in a civil and godly manner.
Remember you matter to God. And so does the other person. Even if they disagree with you.
May God quickly end this virus,