The Power of the pandemic
The power of the pandemic is not the fear of sickness, but rather it is the fear of death. The reason we fear death, is because we are not at peace with God. That is sad.
We go through this life pretending that we are immortal. Ignoring the fact that we all will face death.
A worldwide pandemic has brought into sharp focus the fact we are going to die and we are filled with fear.
The fear of death has such a grip on us is because we have not heard the good news of the Gospel. That good news is the fact that God's only Son died in our place so that we would not have to die and go to hell. That is how much the God who created us loves us.
The Son of God became flesh and blood and lived like any one of us in this fallen world. Yet he was without sin. His life was given as a ransom for all of mankind, that all who will receive Him need never perish but come to eternal life in heaven, in the presence of God.
Before dying on a cross to redeem mankind, He was beaten without mercy to the point he no longer looked like a man. By that beating, by those stripes all of mankind was healed. Sickness and disease have no place in those who believe.
If this pandemic has gripped you with fear, you need to repent of turning away from God and run to Him and He will recieve you with loving arms wide open.
Simply confess with your mouth that you have sinned and fallen short and ask Jesus to forgive your sin and make Himself known to you.
If you do that from a sincere heart the Lord Jesus will make himself known to you and you will know you no longer need to fear death.
That is the true meaning of Christmas.