Have you ever trapped a scared critter into a corner? With no where else to hide, the once timid defenseless thing will expose their teeth and claws and start to attack.
Many people feel trapped in their homes, health workers feel trapped by lack of cure and supplies, and governments feel trapped by lack of data and lack of control over the virus.
Last week the county government one mile from our church banned the sale of books during stay-at-home ordinances, which includes Bibles (beer and hard liquor are still considered essential).
We live in strange times. The Bible says, “the days are evil” (Eph 5:16).
They were evil a year ago when no one had heard of COVID-19, and they are evil today with worldwide shutdowns, emergencies, and sickness.
The difference between today and just a few weeks ago has been the mounting pressure on an evil world.
When pressure mounts making people feel trapped, the evil gets exposed.
One pastor described people as toothpaste, it makes no difference what is on the label, when they are squeezed you will see what is inside.
It is important that Christians take care to avoid getting sick, but what is more important is how Christians respond to evil when it traps you in a corner.
Is grace just a thin sticker on your plastic shell or has God’s grace and wisdom permeated your inner man so that when you get squeezed that is what comes out.
The Bible is essential for you understanding the will of the Lord, the wisdom of God, and strength for your inner man. (Eph 5:15-17).
Bibles may not be for sale in Howard County, Indiana, but they can still be given out for free and found online and in free smartphone apps.
Justin “free the Bible” Johnson