Security is one of our main requirements as humans and we go to great lengths in ensuring our safety is not compromised. The need for security also explains why a nation’s security budget is always one of the main components. We also know that no matter how much we try to keep ourselves safe, we occasionally suffer security breaches that leave us feeling vulnerable. No protective gear can give us 100% protection. The scriptures makes it clear that unless the Lord watches over a city, the security apparatus stay awake in vain. Only God can keep us in perfect safety. While it’s okay to take measures just to satisfy our sense of security, our ultimate protection comes from God. Even as we battle the Corona Virus that has ravaged the nations of the earth, may we never forget that despite our best efforts of washing hands, wearing masks and keeping social distance, only God can give us the ultimate security. We can only be safe because God has shut us in. The one who shut Noah’s family during the floods with all the animals in the ark is the only one who can shut us in during this pandemic. Where are you putting your Confidence on personal effort and care? Where are you tempted to think that the victims of Covid – 19 are just careless? Where is God asking you to trust Him instead of panicking in fear? Let us do our level best to keep safe but at the same time reach out to God in prayer and petitions knowing that it is not by power nor by night, but by His Spirit!
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalms 127:1 NIV
Last modified: April 8, 2020