Coronavirus, from another perspective

I know, everyone’s talking about this! Some want more information, others are fed up with this topic. I don’t know which category you belong to, but today I want to see things from a different perspective. Today we will see what we can learn from this virus that turned the planet upside down, as the poet said: “learn from all things…”

Such a small virus can cause such great effects and can influence an entire world! Today I would like to encourage you. Yesterday I was thinking: “Well, what can a simple cold do, it’s not a very dangerous virus, it is not any disease that I should be afraid of. It’s no big deal.” Today, however, I decided to take a better look at this virus. Maybe you think you’re small, insignificant, no one finds it helpful to think about you too much, you don’t have the gift of speech, the gift of saying chosen words, or the gift that makes people say “wow” when they see or hear you. Maybe you don’t even have a good heart, or a spirit that is gentle enough to stand out, and you feel hopeless in your condition? Today I urge you to turn your gaze to God and you will see what great works he can do with you! For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14 NASB) Trust only in Him!

A virus that causes such great effects can perish very soon! The warmer it is, the more difficult the conditions are for many viruses. “Coronavirus is surrounded by a layer of lipids, in other words, a layer of fat,” explains Pietschmann. “This layer is not very resistant to heat, which means that the virus decomposes quickly when temperatures rise.” Isn’t that the case with human life? Just as viruses “live” relatively little, only in the cold seasons, so is man. “Certainly all mankind standing is a mere breath.” (Psalm 39: 5). “No one has authority over the wind to restrain the wind, nor authority over the day of death.” (Ecclesiastes 8:8)

You who boast of great things realize that tomorrow you will not be, remember in your greatness to praise your Creator, the One who gave you everything you have! For “What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7) Be careful so that you don’t have the experience of the great king Nebuchadnezzar, whom we read about in Daniel…

You who believe that you will live, you will live and forget that you will die one day, I urge you to think about eternity. I urge you to seek the truth that can set you free, to seek the purpose of this life, to seek and not give up until you have found what you wanted. I urge you to be reconciled to God today, believing in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ!

Author: Rosca Veronica

Translated by Ina Croitoru