We are into the fourth month of the decade of the 2020s. In the past there have been many doom and gloom predictions regarding the future of mankind. We are living through one of those scenarios. Yes, it is a repeat scenario from past years. Over 300 years ago, small pox and other diseases decimated the Native American population. Within the United States, there have been Spanish flu epidemics, typhoid fever and other pandemic situations.
Since we as people are more students of "The Now" we are not commonly aware of the repeat nature of such pandemics. We do not remember the health scares of the early 1900s. Within my own family are ancestors who died from the Spanish Flu and typhoid fever of the 1900s.
We also are a world where recognition of the existence of God and living the life God intended for us is not our priority. Instead we live out our lives following the principles of what we think is a successful human life. Many of those principles involve success based on accumulation of material things and how much wealth we are able to obtain. In a 24 hour day, the average devotion to God (if we measured it among all people in the world) would likely be less than 2 hours out of 168 hours in a week. Subtract 56 hours for 8 hours of sleep each week and we are left with 112 hours of our weekly time. Two hours out of 112 hours to acknowledge, thank, pray, and reflect on our relationship with God. That's about 1.7 per cent of our time devoted to God.
Yes, of course there are many exceptions. Some people likely spend over 50% and some spend 0%. Throughout our existence as people, we have been sent constant reminders of the need for us as people to get our lives together and focus on our relationship with God. The goal being to continue with a life after human death. There is more ahead of us if we decide to pursue it. Human death is not the conclusion.
This virus season is another time out warning from God. A reminder that God really is in control. Our governmental institutions scramble around trying to find the " human solution" to Covid-19. We don't realized the "solution" will be given to mankind when God wants us to have it. God wants us to each reflect on the conduct of our lives. God wants us to turn towards him, not to the human idols we have constructed. Our fascination with sports and athletes we have made our idols is one example. Have you noticed that your life is fine without the distraction of professional sports and professional athletes? Has any athlete developed a cure for Covid-19? Remember that when this pandemic ends. Remember that many professional athletes were tested for Covid-19 well before you were tested.
Maybe this season is a reminder that we as people are seriously at the breaking point of straying too far away from God. In the past year many people have memorialized personalities who have tragically passed away such as athletes and social/entertainers more than have paid attention to God. Our commercial television shows commonly feature and promote homosexual lifestyles never promoted or condoned by God as His plan for humanity. As we stray away from God's plan, do not be surprised by events such as pandemics and other events to come.
Ask and you shall receive.