Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
If you are not sick WITH the COVID-19 virus, surely you are sick OF the COVID-19 virus!
Conflicting guidelines – Conflicting numbers – Conflicting facts/theories. Remedies “around the corner” – Remedies “many months away” Everything will return to previous “normal” vs. Everything will be a “new normal.” In all of this baffling banter we are avoiding a most virulent and vicious virus:
THE VIRUS OF FEAR.
This virus of fear is being used by many to control others for selfish gain.
Dr. Joseph Howell suggests there is a vaccine against this virus of fear:
- the vaccine we need comes from:
- others who reassure us in our doubts by being present with us;
- others who bless us with kindness when we feel lonely and afraid;
- others who help us when we can’t help ourselves;
- others who make a way when there seems to be no way;
- others who support us when we feel the bottom has dropped out;
- others who are willing to go the extra mile when we are exhausted;
- others who are strong for us until we are stronger;
- others who speak to our soul when we have forgotten that we are a soul;
- and the God of the universe who never forsakes us.
Our vaccine against fear is a trust in God’s love that, when “injected” into our system, transforms our fear and doubt into strength and faith.
Love immunizes us against the pandemic of fear which has tried for eons to rule the world. We get love from others in strong doses, and all love comes from God.
“We love, only because God first loves us!”