The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways

In a few hours we will be attending our first in person church service in 3 months since the lockdown for the Corona Virus began. Have been upset over the continued restrictions to worship: we have to park at least one space away from other cars; wear a mask, have our temperature taken; and be asked: “Have you or anyone you have had contact within the last 14 days tested positive for the Corona virus? (In the last 14 days I have come in contact with hundreds of people. It is impossible to answer this question as people might be contagious BEFORE testing positive).
Do you have a cough, fever or any other symptoms of Covid-19?
In the last 24 hours have you had a fever and taken aspirin, Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, we cannot allow you to come into the sanctuary”….Once inside, we cannot touch any of the Bibles or hymnals in the pew racks. We cannot sing any hymns or pray because it would spread any virus. (I thought the masks were supposed to prevent that?) We have to leave the service immediately after it ends and can have no contact with any other worshipper. The authorities will evaluate in 3 weeks whether to lift the restrictions, which also allow no more than 25% of capacity or 100 worshippers to attend, whichever is less….Meanwhile, authorities have let hundreds of thousands of demonstrators loot, set fires, attack and shoot others. They violated every protocol for not spreading Covid-19. Yesterday on the news, I saw demonstrators at the state capitol throwing bottles of water without caps at the police protecting the building, which soaked them with the water, a perfect way to spread viruses on their targets…In 3 weeks, guess who authorities will blame for the increased number of Corona Virus? Those who attended church….All this had severely depressed me until I had what my former boss Dave used to call “a come to Jesus meeting.” I remembered that “God works all things together for good” for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose…Those hundreds of thousands of protestors nationwide have unleashed COV-19 with such a vengeance that our nation will finally get a herd immunity, which will help protect us from future waves of the virus. Remember what Joseph said to his brothers who sold him into slavery, ” you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”…..The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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