In Sickness & In Health

So everyone in the world is fixated on the news and how the world is responding to this virus… As I was thinking about it tonight, and how tired I am of seeing it on every social media website, I thought about all the sickness that took place on the Bible… How did they manage without toilet paper and cleaning supplies? How did they get through the hysteria of who’s sick and is that person who just cough have the virus? How did they survive?

They just simply had faith… They didn’t have the news force feeding them lies and truths all in the same day. They didn’t have social media blowing it up into this crazy insane toilet paper fixation… They had faith. And the ones who didn’t have faith of their own, they still believed because of how strongly other Christians believed!

Back then they had some serious illnesses. Many that took lives and some that deformed them severely. They had plaques, fathoms, illnesses, and they all done this without a Walmart or hand sanitizers.

In 2 Kings 20 you read about Hezekiah who was so sick he was about to die in 3 days; or that’s how long their doctors gave I suppose. He cries out to God to heal him. God sends Isaiah to him. Then there’s the guy who couldn’t even walk. His friends knew Jesus was coming to town and could heal their friend. They crawled on the roof, cut out a hole, and placed their friend down in front of Jesus. Because of their faith – their friend was healed. (Luke 5:17-39) Then there was a lady, so sick all the doctors told her- “There’s no cure.” . She was sick for 12 years! She knew if she could just touch a string of Jesus clothes she would be healed. And she was. (Mark 5:21-34).

I could go on and on about stories of healing and sickness in the Bible, but what I want to stress is their FAITH. Yeah it may have been years ago, but these stories still stand today. God is bigger than all of those century year old illness, any viral virus that maybe floating around, or any shortage of supplies that you maybe trying to stock up on… All joking aside, God still protects. God still heals. God still is in CONTROL.

We are so scared that right now- I think-the devil himself is laughing at how easy it is that even the Christians are flipping out. We have NO faith anymore. We are like a hot pocket. We are hot on the edges, enough to fool most people; but inside we are cold/undone folks – shaking in our boots. We have forgotten how big our God is. We have forgotten who our God is. We have turned to the media for our news, facts, daily life stories, rituals, and spiritual needs. We want microwaveable miracles that doesn’t take much effort. We want millions of easy answered prayers. We want it now and if we don’t get it we will act like a two year old pitching a fit in the floor of a store , screaming because we cannot have that toy we think we need. Our faith is shaken. Our faith is unresponsive. Our faith is so weak that it cannot pick up two marshmallows on a toothpick without feeling like we will have our arms break off. It’s time we wake up, strength our faith, and tell that devil to hit the road because we KNOW who we are – We KNOW who we belong to – and we KNOW that We are the winners .

In sickness and in health our God vowed to be there for us, just like a groom says to a bride. That is why the church is called the bridegroom, but we have forgotten who we are. We have forgotten Gods vows to us. And most of the Christians now days are standing in line filling for divorce because they claim to be “unhappy” – “ trapped” – and “unloved” by Christ. Well here’s a Newsflash: “God didn’t leave you. You left God.”

In this serious time of mass hysteria, I pray you do find comfort in the Lord. I pray that you see he is here. He will prevail, despite what the media may tell you. Illness have been around for many of years; and you may have stock piled toilet paper and hand sanitizer, that won’t save you from what’s to come. You better be reading your bible on your porcelain throne – because the KING himself is coming one day… & he doesn’t barter with germ – x …

Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Remember to wash your hands and say your prayers , because Jesus and germs are everywhere!

~Marli

Angel Mom to Rhett Alec

Rainbow Mom to Selah