From: Rich Carlson
Date: March 25, 2020
Subject: It's March 25; Good Morning Union

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…. So be still, and know that I am God" ~ Psalm 46:1, 10

Day 7 Quarantined musings:

The whole pandemic thing could be a trial run by God to show us just how real “out of control” looks. It could be the equivalent of what the Bible called a pestilence or a plague and we call it a pandemic. It could be nature doing what nature does- reproduce. After all the Corona “virus” is doing what viruses do- reproducing- check your old notes on RNA from biology class! It in itself is not bad; what it’s causing is terrible but I can’t blame the virus, it’s just doing what every living thing has to do- reproduce. Nature is doing what nature does and if I am a naturalist and a “back to nature” advocate, and that’s where I put my hope, then I have to accept that nature is being nature right now. We don’t like it so we are trying to change it. The Bible predicts that “in the last days,” there will be, among other things, “pestilences in different place.” It predicts that all nature will be disrupted until I cannot rely on nature, or anything else, for my security. Just ask the Egyptians when Moses and God tore all their natural securities out from under them. Their river was their god (at least one of them), their animals and crops were their financial security, and their children were their heritage. And God disrupted all of it until they had to confess that HE was GOD.

If my security is in any of similar things, and they all are in jeopardy, THEN where will I turn? Not to my PPE, not to my portfolio, to my personal hand sanitizer (though I will keep using it!). Today I will continue to trust, and be socially responsible, and live my life where “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”

Have a great day knowing where (or in WHOM) to put your trust,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day: “Christianity should feel more like ‘My chains fell off,’ not ‘I better not screw up.’”