I was tempted with two titles for today’s article. The first was “Herd to Control or to Heal?”

Some experts believe herd immunity helps us to heal (fight disease) naturally. They think it would have been the wisest response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Others, in the name of health concerns, are using the virus to “herd people” under their control. That’s what will happen in the Last Days when a charismatic global figure will deceive the masses of the world for evil purposes.

I talked about a “trial run” for tyranny last week. Today I want to focus on dealing with the COVID-19 lock down with a title that states the obvious:

Reopen the economy and never close it again.

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There have been many plagues during the past seven thousand years of recorded history. The Bible mentions them nearly 100 times and their effect upon both individuals and nations (e.g. Deuteronomy 28:59, Hosea 13:14, and Revelation 16:9, 18:4).

One person even wrote a song about it (Psalm 91).

More songs have been written about Jesus Christ and his resurrection than any other subject in history. This Sunday billions of people will celebrate His victory over death–even while a plague stalks the planet.

Here’s some encouragement from the Plague Psalm and Easter hope.

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I find it both settling and faith-building to seek answers to important questions. That’s how I became a follower of Jesus–God answered my deepest questions about life and meaning.

Looking for perspective on vital questions continues to be a “peacemaker” in my heart and mind.

I believe many people are seeking answers to our global situation involving the coronavirus. Today I will give my best shot.

Why the pandemic?

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