“When I see the blood, I will pass over you”
While recuperating at home from my ½ knee replacement, I have time to watch the different news channels on TV and the havoc and death the Corona virus is causing in countries around the world.
We celebrated Christmas only 2½ months ago and who would have thought that in a few weeks countries would go in lock down mode due to a virus nobody can see. Billions of people affected in some way or the other and health services on the verge of collapse in many countries. Major events and thousands of flights cancelled, staff encouraged to work from home and many going into self-quarantine. Stock markets crashed as fear and panic selling gripped people’s hearts.
In our own company and school we had to take precautions, emphasize the importance of washing ones hands regularly and use alcohol gels / sprays / wipes whenever you can…and if you can get it.
A scary and extremely serious situation and yet people continue to make lighthearted jokes on social media.
Yesterday morning, while have a business meeting at our home, I prayed with 2 members of staff for protection against the virus as it is affecting many parts of our business. While praying I clearly saw an old door frame smeared with blood – like the Israelites had to slaughter the Passover lamb and dip a bunch of hyssop into the blood and put some of the blood on the top and both sides of the door frame (Exodus 12:13 and verses 21-24).
I realized that we need to pray the blood of Christ over our households, coworkers, companies, schools, children and their families, staff and their families. In fact, we have to put our faith in God and ask Him to protect us and cover us with the Blood of Christ and let this ‘angel of death’ pass us over because there is no cure but Him.
Let us seek God with our whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13) during this very trying times, and be strong, courageous and not frightened nor dismayed, for the Lord our God is with us wherever we go. (Joshua 1:9).