April 19, 2020
If we count up the number of times the Bible tells us not to worry, or where a person in the Bible tells another: “do not worry,” you might be surprised at the number of times it appears. Even Jesus devotes time to the subject of worry, and the current times are a good example of when not to worry.
As we face the outbreak of the coronavirus (covid-19), practices like social distancing, self quarantining, and other means to avoid spreading the disease have led to business closures, changes to the economy, and a rising toll on the population. Lives have been lost, and now would seem like the perfect time to worry.
But Jesus’ teaching still reminds us of this: While we worry, are we remembering how God continues to care for us?