Covid-19 Heroism


When we read about some characters in the Bible, how they reacted to extreme situations, they sometimes seem like superheroes. But in reality, they are just like us, had the same God, were born into the same world, and lived in the same age, which has one more millennia. Heroes of the Bible had one thing in common, they all trusted God above what they could see or feel. It was God who brought success to their efforts, due to unwavering faith. They trusted with their whole heart, if there was any doubt, they disregarded it. But even if it appeared that he didn’t help with a certain situation, they would continue to trust, this is the kind of faith that moves mountains. “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”” ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭3:16-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬ This courageous response enraged the king, so he turned up the furnace seven times higher. Then, even though the fire burned up the guards who were taking them to the furnace, the flames did not harm the three heroes, they were walking around inside the furnace. Taking a look way into the future, what if someone was reading about your story, how you reacted to what’s happening in the world now, would you appear as a superhero? Are you prepared to walk into battle, knowing your only hope of success or even survival depends on God? An example of people putting themselves in harms way to do what’s right, are medical personnel in hospitals caring for people with Covid-19. Samaritans Purse loaded a portable hospital onto their cargo plane and flew to Italy, and now they are operating the hospital in a foreign country. They are walking into danger to help people they don’t know, while trusting God for safety. This is the actions of heroes, not being absolutely sure God will protect them, but trusting him anyway. Ultimately, it is our faith in God that makes us right with him. When we invite Jesus into our lives a Savior, this is faith in action, and since Jesus is the doorway to our Father, this invitation it’s our first faithful act. So now if we die while trusting God, we still win, because we end up in his presence for eternity, there’s nothing better than that. During these difficult times with the Covid-19 pandemic, are you experiencing overbearing fear, allowing it to rule over your actions, feelings, and thoughts? Or, do you have peace within, even though there is a silent invisible danger looming? Faith walking allows you to do things a hero would do, appearing courageous in the midst of danger. One positive outcome that will transpire from this pandemic, is people applying prudence concerning personal hygiene and exposure to other people. But even when taking reasonable precautions, there is no guarantee of safety. So the only road to true inner peace is by putting your personal fate in the hands of God, allowing you to courageously, faithfully, and boldly subdue whatever dangers enter your pathway. “Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.” ‭‭Heb‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God said that if someone seeks him with their whole heart, they will find him. So if someone just wants to try the God option, they obviously won’t find him, because they have to want to know him more than they want anything else. “You will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭NLT‬‬


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