Dr. Rex Rogers
Coronavirus Fear, Foolishness, Faith
The Coronavirus is now a declared global pandemic.

The Coronavirus is now a declared global pandemic.

People are responding to this surreal, spreading disease in several ways.

Fear is paramount: hoarding, riots, or not just social distancing but social isolation, debilitating anxiety.

People suggesting fear is not appropriate are labeled foolish. And perhaps some are, because they don’t seem to be taking the threat seriously, refusing to change their routines or behaviors.

Fear, foolish? There’s a third response.

For Christians, it should be faith. Christians believe God is engaged, he is not surprised. Nor is he vindictive or a cosmic meany.

Faith is not blindness, not irrational. It’s belief in God’s revelation of himself in the world, in his Word, and in his son Jesus Christ.

Faith gives us assurance Providence knows us individually.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Is. 41:10).