The Earth is just reeling, not from plastic bags in the ocean, or the red tide, but from men dying. So many people are dying right now that they don’t even have places to put them. This is what happens in a plague. What do you do with all the dead people? How can one have peace of mind?
Why is this Happening?
So, this is terrible! Who is to blame? The government? Are they doing all they can do? Do we really want them to do more? Are the government updates bringing you peace of mind? What about God? Doesn’t he care? But maybe, just maybe, it is the consequential effect of something that was set in motion a very long time ago, which is just running its course.
In the past, people could do whatever they wanted to do without really thinking it would affect the entire planet, but now some of the consequential effects of the choices man has made are becoming obvious. Even a person’s choice of what he eats or where he goes can have deadly consequential effects for the whole planet.
Where Do You Find Peace of Mind?
The world has gotten smaller, in that sense. So what can we do about it? John Lennon sang, “Imagine all the people living life in peace… You’ll say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” The song spoke of peace, but there was no peace.
This was not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination…
In the year 1516, a man named Sir Thomas More published a book entitled Utopia, about an ideal society. Obviously, he wrote it without much hope, because the word utopia literally means “no place,” so he acknowledged even in his writing that it didn’t exist. But long before that our Father wrote about it in the Bible. He commanded His people to love each other more than themselves, and said that would make them able to live together in peace.
You Know By the Fruit
Many people claim to believe that, but do they obey it? Check it out objectively. Are you finding that you really have a home where there is peace of mind and where you can be cared for in these terrible times of death and illness? Is there peace in your home with everyone staying together all day, every day, or are you forced to try to get away from each other? If you look realistically at what is happening at home, you might get a little picture of what shape the world is really in. It is easy to be distracted by all the busyness of life, but in circumstances like these you are often left face to face with the fruit that is really there. Are you pleased with it? Or are you seeing consequences of things that you don’t really like, and would not have chosen?
If you look at the simple story of the man Yahshua1 who lived a blameless life, loving others more than himself, there is so much hope. In every difficult circumstance, of which there were many every day, he never lost his peace of mind. He was always connected to his Source of Life, his Father in Heaven.
It didn’t just happen though, he wasn’t just born that way. With loud cries and tears everyday he sought the only One who could save him from spiritual death.2
The peace that Yahshua had, came from crying out daily, knowing that he was heard because he knew he was laying down his life for his friends.3 He knew he was pleasing in his Father’s sight. This is where his peace of mind came from.4
In the face of so much death, hope and peace of mind is a good and necessary thing. We have that hope and peace, and we would like to share it with you. We have a deeply satisfying life that is still going on in the midst of this great turmoil. If you sense something missing in your home, then when this time of quarantine passes, come and visit ours.
- Yahshua is the original Hebrew name of the Savior, called Jesus in most English translations of the Bible. Read more about His Name.
- In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. Hebrews 5:7
- We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren... and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:16, 22
- And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7