Did you ever say that to your mum or dad when having promised you something they later changed their mind and did give or get you whatever had been promised?
I bet you weren’t happy and didn’t understand how they could possibly go against a promise they had made to you.
Sometimes though situations and circumstances changes so our responses to those situations must change. No more so than in the situation we currently find ourselves in where we’ve now basically been told the must stay home except to go to shops for essentials.
So I wonder how many have had that disappointment to be told that something they’d been looking forward to had will not happen now? I bet there’s lots of children desperately upset that maybe a trip to another country over Easter has been cancelled, or maybe a visit from a loved one who we haven’t seen for a while, all because of the pandemic our world is fighting.
In these days when I’m sure by the end of this pandemic, many of us will have known someone who had the symptoms of Coronavirus, were diagnosed as having Coronavirus or were been killed by the virus. So there’s no better time to remind us all of these words from scripture.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.James 5:14-15
Don’t think this pandemic will pass without touching each one of us in some way.
Don’t think this pandemic will run it’s course so we don’t need to pray for everyone affected by this illness – Whether that be because
- They or someone they know contracts Coronavirus.
- They know someone who has died after contracting the virus.
- They work for our national health service (NHS)
- They are members of our government
- They are supporting those on the front line
- They are providing essential services to the country
So pray for our world not just today, but tomorrow, the day after that, and the next day, and the next day etc.