How should Christians deal with COVID-19? Reading Titus 3:2 might be a start

We find ourselves today in a time that may challenge our very faith.

So, the question we need to answer is what can we do to maintain our equalibrium through this worldwide epidemic.

I would suggest the answer is given to us in Titus 3:2 where the apostle Paul, writing to the Christians in Colossae, penned: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Essentially, Paul is saying that our hope is not on the here and now.

Paul wrote in Romans 8:24-25 that we are saved in hope, but not a hope that is seen, but we hope for what we do not see. This hope allows us to believe in the “seemingly” impossible.

In Romans 4:18-22, Paul reminds us of the Old Testament that even though Abraham was very aged and Sarah was barren, Abraham “hoped against hope” that a child would be born, and it happened as God promised.

The hope that Christians have is an anchor for the soul, according to Hebrews 6:19. Every time we get through a difficult situation with our mind set on the hope we have from above, we add patience and experience to our lives.

We must always remember that the hope of the Christian is not tied to this earthly existence. Rather, as we read in Colossians 1:5, our hope is “laid up in heaven.”

Let me finish, however, to say that this does not mean we shouldn’t be prudent and take precautions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and those around us. We do what we can to exhibit that we “love our neighbors as ourselves.”

May God bless us as we ultimately look to Him above for rest for our souls.