Covid 19 has been with us a while and I am not sure we have an end in sight. History gives us some encouragement that it will either go away or can at least be controlled, somewhat like the flu. In the meantime, people are suffering from its affects and many are dying. There are children who aren’t able to go to school and businesses have closed down, just to name a few of the results of it being among us. It will go down in history as one of the worst things to bring about death and sickness around our world.
As bad as it is and has been, there is something that is way more potent and damaging in our world today. It is actually something that has been part of humanity since the creation of mankind. I am talking about this three letter word, sin. The truth is that it affects every single person ever born in this world. In the book of Romans, Paul says it this way, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
You might say, “so what that we are all sinners”? The big issue is that the scripture also teaches us in that same book of Romans that “the wages of sin is death”. This is mainly talking about eternal death, eternal separation from God, traditionally what is known as hell.
If someone contracts Covid 19, they may end up dying from it and that is tragic, but it can only affect this temporary life we have on earth; it cannot affect your eternal destination. If a believer in Jesus dies from it, they still ultimately win; they will spend eternity in heaven. When someone dies, and we all will, and has not taken care of their spiritual need by accepting Jesus, then they lose.
I don’t have an answer on how we can completely eradicate the Covid 19 virus but I do have the answer on how we can deal with the sin issue. All we have to do is go to God’s Word and find it. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.