Isaiah 52: 13 and 14. Written 600 years before Jesus was born. “See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him, his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness – “. Jesus’ torture and death were God’s plan. His plan for sin; the only thing that can separate us from His love. God knew we would be sinful yet He loves us so much that He gave his beloved Son for us.
Does it lead you to believe that God has a plan for “these uncertain times”? For this virus? If, from the beginning of time, God had a plan to save His sinful people, should we not believe that He has a plan to save us from our current concerns? Our concerns are real. We are concerned about our health, the health of our families and our neighbors and the health of our economy. We have to trust that God has a plan. In the book of Psalm, the 77th chapter, verses 12-15 , it says “I will mediate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Your ways, O God, are holy. What God is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph”. Those were the words of David, crying out to the Lord in prayer. Earlier in the chapter, he was “in distress and sought the Lord; (he)stretched out untiring hands”. Perhaps it’s time to enter into prayer like we have never prayed before. 1 Chronicles 16:11″ Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always”. Maybe we should turn off the TV and close Facebook and seek His face and his word. Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart”. As we celebrate Palm Sunday and look forward to Easter, let’s seek Him with all our our hearts and we will find Him!