None of today’s news is good: a serious disease, a sliding economy, an incompetent administration, an autocratic president. But all of these elements are creating an instability that will shake forces loose. It is times like these that throw all the cards up in the air. While it is scary to experience that chaos, it is also a time of great possibility. We can step back and let autocrats grab all the cards for themselves and consolidate their power. But we don’t have to. This sort of shock gives us the ability to catch the cards ourselves and reorder them on the table in entirely new patterns, ones that can build a different future.<idle musing>
Indeed! What if this is an answer to prayer? What if this is God shaking up things to try to wake up his people?
Now, I don't for a minute believe that God wishes anyone to die of the virus, but I do believe he can use it. The question is, will the nationalists masquerading as Christians repent? One can hope.