Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
The news has been full of reports of the Corona virus for several weeks now. People are panicking, as if they are in immediate danger. They should rather take care of their souls, because without Jesus they are going to eternal death!
We as Christians are only human. We have families and have our concerns about this disease. The Bible tells us: Do not be afraid! – For God is with us and is at our side. All things that affect us, even a virus, must first pass by God. Therefore we are protected as long as we are very, very closely connected with Jesus. If He sees every hair that falls from my head, shouldn’t He be master of a tiny virus?
Whoever wants to overcome his fear should read Psalm 91 daily. It helps against panic and builds up our faith.
But God has also given us a mind to use. Blind trust in God is good, but mostly our trust in God and our human endeavour go hand in hand.
Think of the 10 plagues. The first plagues hit the Egyptians (the people of the world) just as they hit the Israelis (God’s people). But in the really bad plagues, God drew a line, and His people were spared.
A few more practical tips:
The virus can multiply in your throat, where it is as yet not noticeable. But you are already contagious. That’s where the mask comes in handy, to protect others.
The virus enters the body through the mucous membranes. That is why gloves are good, because gloves prevent us from rubbing our eyes or nose or reaching into your mouth. Handles that are touched by many can be infected, fruit in the supermarket that is handled by many … therefore gloves! And constant washing of hands!
We need a lot of fresh air, exercise and vitamins, fruit and vegetables to ensure optimal functioning of our immune system.
Echinacea is a plant that increases immune defence in a non-specific way. If you take it regularly in autumn, you will usually not get a cold or flu. Garlic is also good, but you have to gargle and swallow the juice …. whether our neighbours always like it?
Then there are biological preparations that specifically strengthen the immune system, as a prophylaxis e.g. Angin-Heel and Metavirulent have a proven track record. If the virus is in the body, we can use e.g. Flu-Heel, which is even good for pneumonia.
We naturopaths take prophylaxis very seriously. With it, some serious infections can be avoided, cancelling the need for heavy drugs with their thousand side effects.
Thank You Jesus, I can rely on You. I have no need to be afraid, because You have me completely in Your hand. Thank You for Your creation and the many secrets in it that help us. You are good to us! I entrust myself to You. Amen.