This day we are faced with more than a few challenges. And as believers, we know no one can serve two masters. You are either on the side of God or on the other side. These days we are faced with more than a few challenges.

Like many cities, San Antonio is under a “Stay Home, Work Safe Order.”  I was expecting it to end on April 9, but that’s – not going to happen. I must be honest. Different groups are doing all they can to stop the spread of this virus; other groups are helping those that have become infected; others are dealing with the families of those that have succumbed to COVID-19. It seems everyone that can do something essential is doing it. So the rest of the country is staying at home as much as possible. Still, there are these loud, critical voices coming through crying out that enough is not being done to prevent the spread of this pestilence.

Remember, the 70’s television series, Six-Million Dollar Man? The intro…
“We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the first bionic man.” He was to better than human and stronger.

Well, since the time of the Spanish Flu, science and technology have increased by more than 1000%. Communication, containment, drug testing, medicine, we have the capability to prevent a repeat of the 1918 pandemic.

Well, today, we heard from county and city officials that they are extending the “Stay Home, Work Safe Order” until April 30. Also, they are recommending residents wear masks in public places. Families like to crowd public parks to celebrate Easter, so city leaders have closed all the parks for that weekend. Extreme? Some people think it is a bit extreme, as not everyone is included in the order, and they refer to the list of exclusions, and many residents are still not cooperating with the order.

Well, what are we do? Do we shut down the country – let the sick care for themselves, and let the dead bury the dead? Is it to be a matter of survival of the fittest? It sounds crazy, right? Extreme, for sure. Who are all these grumblers? We don’t know. That’s the one problem with social media; you cannot put a face to voices expressing differing opinions.

When everything has been done that can be done – it is no longer in the hands of man.

Isn’t that the way it’s always been? Man does what he can; then it’s like… “it’s not in our hands anymore.” Well, whose hand is it in? Life and death has always been and always will be, in the hands of the living God. That this happen even with all the advances humanity has made in the last one-hundred years – should tells us something.

Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

I am so humbled that the Lord can give us joy so deep that it baffles the mind.

God has a purpose for everything He does. Not just pain and suffering for the inhabitants, but also for the planet earth. Think about it. Science has made all sorts of discoveries, but they have yet to predict or prevent earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and such. Science can provide warnings, and their instrumentation can detect when conditions are prime for particular weather, with a measure of accuracy. Still, they have no human instinct, no supernatural powers that can predict when disaster will strike. Can you imagine having the power to prevent or stop an earthquake?

Just something to think about. Y’all be blessed.

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