At this point, it seems like we, as well as all other churches, will not be having our traditional Resurrection Day (Easter) services this year. Everybody’s life has been turned upside down by this Coronavirus pandemic but because God is good, I believe that things will be even better than before once all this is over. Meanwhile, I pray everyone is well and taking the necessary precautions to stay safe and protected. And who knows? Maybe we will be back by Easter. After all, He is a God of miracles and He has the last word.
Speaking of safety and protection, we can find a connection to what is happening today to the original Passover that is mentioned in the 12th chapter of the book of Exodus. God’s people were commanded to stay inside their houses on the night when death would strike every household in Egypt. They had also been instructed to put some of the blood of the Passover lamb on the top and on the sides of the doorframes of their houses. Moses told them: “When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and He will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.” (Exodus 12:23) Because they obeyed, death passed over them and did not touch them.
Currently, in many places around the world, authorities are pleading with all their citizens to stay in their homes and I predict that many of those who are “doing their own thing” will be paying a hefty price later. Spiritually speaking, it is so comforting to know that all of God’s children are under the protection of the blood of Christ. When God sees us, He sees the covering of the blood upon us, the one Jesus shed on the cross for the remission of our sins. However, although our souls have been eternally saved, there are no guarantees for our bodies. Therefore, lets be subject to all governing authorities and follow the guidelines set for us. To do so, according to the 13th chapter of the book of Romans, would be to obey God, and to honor Him in the process. To do otherwise would be to tempt Him.