It's everywhere. It's all over the news. It's all over the world. Coronavirus.
Now it's here.
And everything is going to be OK.
I can say that not because I can guarantee the virus will never work it's way into your own body.
I can say everything's going to be OK not because I know that there will be no further loss of life.
There will be.
I can say everything's going to be OK not because there will be no impact on our economy or our pocketbooks.
It might get worse.
But everything's going to be OK. I can say that because I know what kind of God I have.
In Psalm 91, he reminds us that we don’t need to fear “the pestilence that stalks in the darkness” or “the plague that destroys at midday.” Why? Because we dwell in God’s shelter and rest in his shadow. That means that even if we get sick, that cannot rob us of the peace we have in God’s forgiveness and the home that God has prepared for us in heaven.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Everything's going to be OK.
God is bigger than Coronavirus.
Grace is yours, no matter what.