Governments are at work to restrict people’s movements. Health officials tell us that this will restrict the spreading of COVID-19 — if everyone would do their part. But, guess what? People don’t like to be restricted. They want to do as they please and break free from laws.
Often enough that involves stupid actions and reactions. Imagine what could happen if all four sides approach traffic lights and two of them (coming to red lights) would ignore them.
A few years ago, while having a discussion about keeping established laws, one of my neighbors told me:
I only keep the laws I have to keep.
What are laws established for? In the end, who is the one who decides which ones are necessary to keep? The choices we make these days are crucial —
In Deuteronomy 30 God gave people a choice. He says:
19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.
It’s very important which way we will choose today and whose voice we will listen to and obey.
Please hear me, I’m not suggesting that we won’t listen to government officials and laws that restrict us in movement. This is not the time to discuss if it is vital to have fellowship (in person) with other believers! Yes, some feel more while others feel less pressured by social distancing. But listen, through the technology that is available for us these days, we have the great advantage of keeping connected in all sorts of ways.
Let’s keep our minds set on Him — God Almighty, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Sustainer, Redeemer, Healer, the One who gave His very life for us so that we may live!