Pandemic by Paul Pickren

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the term Pandemic relates to geographic spread and is used to describe a disease that affects a whole country or the entire world.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that Covid-19 has reached the level of a pandemic. A world-wide threat. A vicious virus. It is certainly something to make us sit up and take notice of its potential for harm or even death to many people all around the world.

There is no cure for this virus or for the multitude of other virus’ that affect mankind. Our best hope is to control it and somehow minimize its spread and volatility. Just how we go about doing that is not agreed upon by all the experts. However, maintaining what has come to be called social distancing is perhaps the most agreed upon counter measure to the spread of this disease.

Wash often with soap and water. Change your clothes when you come in from any social interaction. Disinfect the counter tops..the steering wheel…the door knobs..the fridge door…anything and everything that you might touch..disinfect thoroughly.

Just understand that there is no cure. So, the best way to stay healthy is to avoid contact with the virus. But, what if..

Let me remind us of another pandemic. It started long ago in a land far away from here. Yet, we have felt the ravages of this disease for centuries. It has affected the whole of man from his beginning and has affected every generation of humanity.

We feel its effects today all through our society and around the world. It is the most volatile pandemic in the history of man, causing untold numbers of people from every walk of life to die. It affects you and me since “we have all sinned and come short of glory of God”. The greatest pandemic, the greatest Scourge to man, the Bible calls sin.

Thanks be to God there is a cure for this disease. However, there is only one cure..the Blood of Jesus. In order to be healed we must be washed in the blood of the Lamb…the One who “takes away the sins of the world”. To be washed in His blood we must be baptized into Christ “for the remission of our sins”