Apprehension, anxiety, and alarm – these are common responses to COVID-19. This new strain of the coronavirus is a global pandemic, and it is the underlying cause of much global uncertainty and disruption – even fear. Many people around the world have responded in fear. This is due to the real possibility of death, the highly contagious form of this disease, and the lack of a known cure. Responding with fear, in such cases, is a natural human reaction.
How should we as Christians respond to COVID-19? We know that it is good and necessary to take precautions. We, of course, try to follow all the advice of medical experts and our community leaders. We make every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and do all in our power to contain and limit the problem. But, let’s also consider COVID-19 within the bigger picture of what God is doing in the world. What does the Bible say about this pandemic? How should Christians think about COVID-19, and how should we live in response?
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