I’m currently at home recuperating from a ½ knee replacement, and I have time to watch the different news channels on TV, and am shocked at the havoc and death the Corona virus is causing across the world.
We celebrated Christmas only 2½ months ago and who would have thought that in a few weeks from then countries would go into lockdown mode due to an “unseen, unknown” virus. 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 crashing as fear and panic are gripping people’s hearts.
In our own company and school we were forced to take the necessary precautionary measures, emphasising the importance of washing hands regularly and using alcohol-based gels/sprays/wipes for sanitation purposes…
A frightening and extremely serious situation, and yet people continue to make lighthearted jokes about it on social media.
Yesterday morning, while having a business meeting at our home, I prayed with two staff members for protection against the virus, as it is affecting many parts of our business. Whilst praying, I clearly saw an old doorpost smeared with blood – like the Israelites had to slaughter the Passover lamb in Egypt and dip a bunch of hyssop into the blood and smear it on the lintel and both sides of the doorposts (Exodus 12:13 and verses 21-24).
I realised that we needed to pray the blood of Christ over our households, our co-workers and their families, our companies, schools, children 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 only He holds the cure in His hands.
Let us seek God with our whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13) during these 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)