Love in the Time of Corona
What's happening now, with COVID-19, boggles our modern minds.
Although familiar with the history of other pandemics, like the Bubonic plague, the Spanish Flu, and the Asian Flu, modern Americans have never been impacted by a pandemic, like now.
For many of us, movies about pandemics are as close as we've gotten to this phenomenon. Contagion, 28 Days Later, and Outbreak are all well-done pandemic flicks that involve us in the matter while allowing us to maintain a healthy distance from it.
Those days are emphatically over.
Covid-19 has introduced all of us, young and old, to a virulent killer we wish we didn't know. This invisible enemy has, for the foreseeable future, hamstrung the American economy and stopped all of us in our tracks. Here in Atlanta, the streets are eerily quiet, as most of the city has been ordered to stay at home.
In addition to stealing a big chunk of our wealth, the virus has struck a blow to our collective ego. So used to flexing military might in the face of a threat, we've been laid low by an airborne virus with no vaccine. We are experiencing a shared helplessness unique to our ethos.
If ever there was a time for "a hero to rise" - this is it.
If you are a born-again believer, you know the hero's name is Jesus.
I don't know about you, but I have prayed a "hedge of protection" (Job 1:10) around myself and my loved ones. Supernatural weaponry, deployed in the name of Jesus, does in fact, work. But neither will I tempt God (Matt. 4:7) by putting myself in harm's way. It's just plain smart, right now, to stay at home and lower the risk to yourself, and others.
Further, understand that our loving heavenly father is absolutely in control, despite the dire circumstances that confront us. As believers, God is infinitely concerned with our well-being. Just as God knows about every sparrow that falls to the ground, you can't sneeze outside of God's providence.
We're not shipping any shirts now, as our vendor is closed, but we've just dropped a cool shirt that celebrates Jesus, in this awful time of Corona.
Wear this and the world will know where you stand on the matter of Corona.
Director of Tee-ology