Job 14:1-2, “Man, who is born of woman, is short lived and full of turmoil. Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
James 4:14, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapour that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”
Psalm 39:6, “surely every man walks about as a phantom, Surely they make an uproar for nothing, He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them”.
1 Corinthians 3:19-20, “ For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, He is the ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS, and again, THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise , THAT THEY ARE USELESS”
In our sector, we have too many so called VIP s, who go out with their many security cars with pomp and show just to feel important. Today they are all too scared to come out of their gates. The virus has shown them ( I would like to believe at least now they are kneeling down in front of God) where they stand. Their pomp and show are of no use, just like the rest of the world.
Lamentations 3:39-44, “Why does a living man sign (one who is still in life’s school of discipline)? (And why does) a man complain for the punishment of his sins?
Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord!
Let us lift up our hearts and our hands (and then with them mount up in prayer) to God in heaven.
We have transgressed and rebelled and you have not pardoned. You have covered Yourself with wrath and pursued and afflicted us. You have slain without pity. You have covered Yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through”.
Amidst peak of knowledge, technological advancement, economic growth, acquired power, hearts got filled with pride, which scriptures repeatedly warned us about...
1 Samuel 2:3, “Boast no more so very proudly. Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth. For the Lord is a God of knowledge. And with Him actions are weighed”.
Psalm 75:5, “Do not lift up your horn on high. Do not speak with insolent pride.”
We started depending upon our own wisdom and skills. Our achievements made us believe we can take care of anything that comes our way.
We forgot the Omniscient , Omnipresent and Omnipotent Great ‘I AM”. We took Him for granted. We took His love for us for granted.
As lamentations 3:40 says, “Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord!”
He is a merciful God. “For though He cause grief, yet He is moved to compassion according to the multitude of His loving-kindness and tender mercy” (Lamentations 3:32).
Let us ask for forgiveness for straying away from Him. Let us ask for forgiveness for our lack of love for our fellow brothers and sisters. Who knows, He might look down again with love and take this pandemic away completely...because as Luke 1:37 says, “For nothing is impossible with God”.
(“”The writer has been a Cover page Model for various fashion magazines , anchored various musical shows for youth Channels and a (short film) filmmaker for Discovery Channel. Currently busy writing her own book””)