Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

This pandemic no doubt, has rendered hitherto bustling cities to take a turn for the worse- looking like ghost towns. The other day, i was aghast to see some big cats in a popular zoon sleeping peacefully in a tar road in broad daylight, minding their own business without a care in the world and conjecturing what on earth has happened to the four footed beasts with the loud noise housing normally some good predators known as man, usually trailing these roads by this time, gaping at them from their secured enclaves. The thing about this is that these animals are not the only one doing the wondering. Men are not far behind. Okay, who on this earth would have harbored it in their figment of imagination that there shall come a time when the whole world shall unanimously speak in one voice : stay home and do the lockdown? who would have thought in this era of technology and medical breakthroughs and disease control that one virus will have the temerity to rise up like a thief in the night and make the human race scurry into hiding? It came while some make a joke of it and others saw it as a political gimmicks by the opposition, it started to take its toll: countries after countries were counting their dead on a daily basis in their thousands. As the world ran helter skelter, looking for a panacea,the dead kept rising and our morgues had no space for them .While virologists and others seek out a vicine, hopefully this will soon be, therefore, let us not give up, the universe is yet to end; this may well be just the beginning, but certainly not the end. Let us lift us our eyes to see the better days ahead, let us not forget that despite these horrible death from covid-19 those who recover from it are more than those who had “kicked the bucket”. Many heads are bowed, but it is time to lift up those heads, it is time to speak positively and to believe that this pandemic shall pass away like every other catastrophe. we read in the book of Psalms 121:1,I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. Let us look towards God for solution .God can inspire men with great ideas that will led to an effective vicine. the bible says in the book of Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

So let us go over the flip side of this pandemic; for there has been some positive things out of it all:

1 The lockdowns from Cape to cairo, Manila to malta, has given the time to those who have children and wards, to build closer bonds with them. Many with family living under the same roof, but far apart in mind and plans, due to tight schedule have suddenly become attached again to one another. our workload and conscientious attitude did not allow us before this time . This compulsory lockdowns has turned that around, we are once again, seeing the beauty and joy in belonging to a family or having one: the different personality of the kids are all on display for us to commend and to correct. A friend of mine will never touch a video game with a 5 ft pole , but the kids have made him embrace these games now and hr goes with them for hours without a break!

2 Husbands and wives have found each other once again, like they were in courtship and engagement once again, thes lockdowns has away of rekindling old flames and love songs in our homes!

3 Morning fellowship have taking on a new meaning. Before now it is done with one eye constantly on the clock while we say ‘Amen’, to prayers and request. quality time has been added questions from the kids are patiently answered.

4 Those putting offs “calls” to parents, friends, and benefactors can do it possible. we can laugh over the phones without even a glance at our agendas.

5 we can also take time off to scrub those nooks and crannies that needs some attention in our homes especially, kitchens. There has never been a better time to make the house look spick and span than NOW, i tell you.

6 Stroll towards the book shelf and pull out those books you bought, but no time to read. Take time to absorb the knowledge and blessing therein. how about those christian messages on tapes by our pastor[s] or favorite man of God? absorb the blessing in these tapes.

7 ‘Genesis 24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. The keyword here is meditate. since how long have you done this? remember silence and wilderness is where great ideas are fashioned not market squares.

Though the world is going through mourning and you may have lost a loved one, but do not lose heart, do not be dismayed for it is well

Will be seeing you.

Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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