I am remembering my Mother’s words as she and I watched the rain, lightning and thunder years ago in my hometown of Altus, Oklahoma. I have since learned to believe that God is a spirit, but his works continue. I believe that the Coronavirus is God’s work. The question is why is He doing this to us (or allowing this pandemic)? The short answer, some say, is that we need to be punished for electing Donald Trump as President, over this land he gave us. If true, I say, in response, “LORD, MESSAGE RECEIVED!”
In Jesus’ name, a few churches are still holding services. Reverend Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University is open for business. They are supporting Donald Trump as the best President ever. I think they are just counting the dollars they would miss if they shut down for a few days. Greed is a monster. God is a spirit. Each of us has to “choose you this day whom ye will serve...” Joshua 24: 14-27 NIV
There are people who are taking the medicine, Hydroxychloroquine, because their master Donald Trump says it’s good. He asks, “What do you have to lose?” It’s not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) according to the health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.
As I write this, I’m playing the Winans on the record player singing, “Ain’t no need in worrying...it’ll be all over in the morning.” I just say, “Hurry up and come morning.” My Mother is no longer here to tell me what she believes God is saying, so I ask my preacher son. He mentioned, “technology, cars, genetically modified foods (GMOs).” The technology theory is a popular conspiracy theory, that is reported to be connected to bats, serpents and even Lucifer.
This being Holy Week, maybe we need to be paying more attention to God and thanking Him for what He has done for us rather than what He can do for us, not through the likes of Jared Kushner and his father-in-law. Trump, who seems to believe he’s God or His equivalent. More people are praying longer than ever. I’m hoping prayer has legs and we all pray longer. We should designate a place in our homes and pray. As Donald says, “What do we have to lose?” I’ve designated my prayer chair. What about you?
As I reflect on a book I have about Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that killed so many in New Orleans: Maybe we didn’t get the message then; perhaps we will get it this time. “Do your works, Lord.” Morning is coming...