What if the Coronavirus Curse is Transformed into a Blessing

What if God used a pandemic for his glory.
What if people took this time to evaluate the direction of their lives
What if we remembered that the most important things aren’t “things” at all.
What if we recognized the worth of those who stock our grocery shelves, deliver our mail and pick up our trash.
What if we viewed first responders and medical professionals as heroes once more
What if we loved our neighbor just a little bit more.
What if we called on widows a little more frequently
What if we noticed that those living and working in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are people too
What if we read our Bible a little bit deeper.
What if we prayed a little bit harder for those children whose stay-at-home order has increased the potential for their abuse (with no one seeing the evidence of bruises or dysfunction and no one reporting)
What if we saw the value in face to face gatherings
What if we determined to be thankful for this time spent with family
What if we diagnosed that too much unhealthy energy is spent on news outlets, social media platforms and foolish arguments
What if we calculated how much time is wasted by sports
What if (after the pandemic) people continued to check on their neighbor’s well-being.
What if we came through this pandemic as better followers of Jesus; more committed to be like Him
What if we renewed our passion for gathering for worship
What if the Church emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever
What if revival broke out among the peoples of the world
What if in twenty years we looked back on these days and remembered the horribleness of it all and the lives lost and the businesses damaged, but could also reflect on how God worked in many miraculous ways
What if the coronavirus curse is turned into a blessing.

What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory— Romans 9:22-23

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