During the Coronavirus, there has been a host of news reports and conversations that can cause panic and cause people to wonder where is Christ during all this devastation. May I reassure you that He has not moved, He is right here with you.
It amazed me to see that in 1942, C. S. Lewis wrote these words:
Satan said, “I will cause anxiety, fear and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.”
Jesus said, “I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources.”
Doesn’t it sound like C.S. Lewis is reporting the events of today? Yet, he wrote this in 1942 as two conversations that Satan and Jesus had. At this time, may you implement those things spoken by Jesus in this writing.
Moreover, may you focus on Jesus’ words spoken in Hebrews 4:14-16. They can anchor your soul so peace overcomes panic:
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
With Resurrection Day approaching, we celebrate our High Priest and Savior, Jesus Christ. He suffered to the point of death, but rose from the grave in victory over sin, death and anything that can defeat us. He understands, knows, identifies with and can provide you the strength to overcome any of your struggles. He invites you to approach His throne with confidence that any hardship, sin, or need can be met with His mercy and grace. Times are tough, but if you are reading this, you have not shed blood or died as He.
Where is Christ during all this devastation? He has ascended into heaven and is interceding on your behalf even now. No matter the challenge being brought on by the Coronavirus, Jesus understands and can deliver. His heart of compassion and love are towards you. Will you approach His throne each day? Like Peter, have you been so busy looking at the waves that you forgot to look to Jesus? You can go any time and can express your desire for help in a time of need. He is with you. He is listening. Where are you?