Hope in the Midst of a Virus
Everything I’ve written on this blog has mainly been technical in nature. I’m a programmer, I like programming, and so I write about programming.
It’s been a pretty simple formula.
I live in Texas, which is just starting to grapple the disruption caused by Coronavirus. I wanted to write about something which I feel like is more important than another programming blog.
Who Runs My Life?
I work in an industry where there is lots of money to be made. It’s easy to think that I am in charge of my life. I’m in control. I know where I’m going.
But that’s not true. This virus is just another reminder that my life change suddenly change without asking me permission.
When it comes to situations like these, I think the appropriate response is to turn to Jesus.
He’s the one that is really running the show. I’m lying to myself If I think otherwise.
It’s times like these that my need for Jesus becomes clearer. It’s something that I should be recognizing every day. But I often don’t.
Our Current Reality
It’s looking increasingly likely that the next weeks and months might be pretty trying times in America, for our world. This is not the first time in human history that people have encountered a virus. It certainly won’t be the last.
I’m not sure why things like this happen, the problem of evil is something no one can really explain. I do know that God cares about you, he cares about us.
I would encourage you open up your bible, pray, find strength in Jesus. I know all my past writings offer no strength in the face of a virus. Jesus is the only one worth placing our hope in.
Religiousness is a pretty touchy subject in our culture. I acknowledge that as I lend my voice to it.
But at the end of the day, religion offers answers to the fundamental questions of life where technology or money never can.
In the midst of the virus spreading, please don’t be stupid or reckless. Listen to doctors who have years of medical experience, rather than advice on Twitter or listening to a programmer (me).
Below are the links for the CDC and John Hopkins University pages about Coronavirus:
Please do what you can to keep you and others safe.