Where is God in a pandemic? It’s a big question. I addressed it more fully this past Sunday. [Link below.]
But for today, let me just say two things.
First, God is always on his throne. Nothing ever changes that. He is our sovereign and eternal ruler and king.
Second, God is in YOU and working through YOU!
In John 15:4 Jesus said to his disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you.” In 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV), Paul asks the Corinthians, “Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?”
I once heard a story about a boy who was asked, “Who is a saint?” Quite innocently, the boy replied, “A saint is someone the sun shines through.” Someone had told him that the people in the stained-glass windows at church were called saints. The sun “shone through” them.
It works on a deeper level too. In the New Testament, a “saint” is simply an everyday person who has a special purpose as a follower of Jesus. In this way, a saint is definitely “someone the Son shines through.”
Where is God, even in a pandemic? As always he is on his throne, and he is living in and working through his people.
God is on the move more than you might think. Christ cannot be quarantined.
By Matthew Ruttan
–[New sermon] “Where is God in a pandemic?” Click here to access YouTube or audio-only download options.
–“Living with uncertainty indefinitely.” That’s my latest blog which includes ideas about the basics, mental health, material modesty, and following Jesus. Click here to read.
—“Rain or Shine” is a song I wrote and put together in a mini video format. Click here to watch and listen to me play it.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.