Covid 19 has everyone fearful and looking for a saviour.
Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to develop an anti- virus solution and save the world. Governments try to determine the ‘right’ response which will not only ensure safety for their people but for their political safety. Various religious leaders try to find a way to get God to get rid of this threat.
It’s awfully like 2000 years ago. The people were looking for a saviour to deliver them from the tentacles of Roman oppression which spread through the world like a virus. The religious powers were searching for an anti – Jesus solution. The political powers were trying to make the ‘right’ response to Jesus and the accusations about him that would appease the people and keep them in power. Unbeknown them all, God used their decisions and behaviours to work toward the revelation of His solution to the real virus of sin which causes death for all. Jesus the perfect sacrifice whose work on the cross and His wonderful resurrection broke the hold of sin’s virus and its consequent death. Jesus is the transformational antidote for sin, breaking the hold death has and releasing us to receive all forgiveness grace and love God has had for us all the time. The Saviour and King has come.
As we respond to today’s pressure to look for secular saviours, let Easter remind you of the true Saviour of the world, Jesus and the hope and salvation sure in Him.
John 11:25 ‘Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, the one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”