June 21, 2020 by Kgalalelo
“Take heart, I have overcome the world” John 16:33
I have come a long way ever since I began this blog and I have loved every moment of it. Every single one of my blog-posts is an inspiration from the Holy Spirit. I’ve always believed that I can never run short of things to write about because God is inexhaustible. He is never ending and He will always give me something to write about.
Experiences of life happen daily, so, how can I run short of inspiration, never! For as long as God is with me, I will always have divine inspiration. For Jesus says, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:20). God is giving everyone a fair chance and something will click on somebody, if not here, then elsewhere.
I love this spiritual journey, it is fun, never perfect as I want it to be but it is absolutely superb just the way that it is. If it was not full of adventure, I wouldn’t have stories to tell or lessons to learn or be reminded of what life is all about. One thing that I appreciate about God is that with every so-called failure, disappointment or challenging situation, He always turns it for good.
I have seen that countless times in my life. No experience is ever in vain, all of them serves a divine purpose. If I can derive something from every experience for personal benefit, I can always teach someone something as well. It helps because when things happen in your life, you have a testimony of God’s goodness. It is about Him ultimately and not about us, all of it.
I was driving home with my husband on Friday coming from work and talking about the effects of Covid-19 around the world and it is massive! We are being bullied by something that we all can’t see. It is doing its thing in quietness and the impact is enormous. So many people have died and statistics of those infected are rising every single day.
Our lives have changed drastically and we’ve basically been caught with our pants down. How can an invisible thing threaten us this much? It surely did and it is carrying on and experts are trying their best and seers are giving their input but this thing is continuing and we don’t have a clue as to when it will end but know that eventually it will disappear.
It is holding the world at ransom. Whenever I think about this pandemic, Psalm 24:1-2 always crosses my mind, I’ve said it in the previous blog-posts and will repeat it again here, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters”.
It is uncontrollable; every day the numbers increase instead of decreasing or stabilising. I have never seen something like this before and children know about it and some are very afraid. Even my helper at home gets frantic but I thank God that she takes precautionary measures as much as she can.
The headline news is all about this virus. The year is almost half gone and all that we have been talking about is this thing. The virus has taken over the hospitals and I’m afraid as one doctor I know has put it, concentration is now heavily on this pandemic and less on other diseases.
Everywhere on social media, we hear about workplaces closing down when one person is infected. The virus is wreaking havoc because that one person can literally infect the entire work area. It is like yeast that works all through the dough. Businesses are impacted negatively and many are ceasing to operate.
Our faith in God is the only thing of value we can hold on to in this epoch. Encouragement, grace and mercy are found in God alone. We never saw the virus coming; it took all of us by surprise just like the floods during Noah’s time. Though warnings were given, people refused to listen and heed the call to repent and when the great floods came, everyone was destroyed except Noah and his loved ones and the animals that were in the ark.
I passed through the neighbourhood last week and people are continuing to pave and renovate their house which is good but let us not lose sight of God, never for a second. We can’t stop ourselves from living and enjoying the good things that God has blessed us with but our main focus should be on Him.
Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). This scripture applies today as it did over two thousand years ago. The virus is surely stealing, killing and destroying lives and livelihoods but Jesus knows how to give it all back.
He restores everything that the enemy takes away from us. He gives life abundantly and without any demands. If we commit our lives, businesses, schools and institutions to Him, He can turn them around and repair them. He is awaiting the call of His own people everywhere to effect great changes in the world.
Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:18-21:
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God”.
There is something that we can do and that is to pray and seek the face of God in every corner. We are called to effect change in our very own institutions and not to pray only on Sunday in churches and temples.
Jesus says that in this world we will surely have trouble but we should take heart because He overcame the world. If He did, we can also. John 16:33
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Kgalalelo Saane Mphephuka
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