A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-2-20
Some Sad…Some, Not So Much
What’s Happening: “Earlier today, the President and First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 and tweeted they would ‘get through this together.’ Trump may have contracted the virus by traveling with close aide Hope Hicks, who has tested positive. All three are in quarantine, and there may be others. The Trump Administration has not been keen to wear masks, but they have always made them available at his rallies (see CLARITY blog of 7/1/20…subdeo.com). He often does not wear them and has said he was downplaying the virus in order to not create a panic. During the prescribed 14-day quarantine period he has cancelled the upcoming previously scheduled campaign events…it is not known if he’ll attend the second debate currently scheduled for the 15th. Biden will, no doubt, send his condolences, but is he really sad? Maybe… (https://www.yahoo.com/news/president-trump-says-he-and-the-first-lady-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-054718866.html). Quoting the Yahoo News article by White House Correspondent Hunter Walker: ‘Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, said in a statement that ‘the President and the First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “I wonder how this will affect his re-election chances?”
Biblical Response: “Good question. He’s pretty resilient though. It will be a temptation for former V.P. Joe Biden to gloat a little, though it would certainly be bad form…he’d be wise to send flowers. As far as it affecting Trump’s campaign? It might…positively (never underestimate the power of sympathy – Rom. 12:15)! No doubt, Trump will send out a ‘tweet-storm.’”
“Christians? We believe in the power of sympathy…but we also believe in the power of prayer (James 5:16). Our job as Christians is to pray for ‘all who are in authority’ (1 Tim. 2:2 NASU).”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to remember to pray…we certainly have much that should be on our list; in Jesus’ Name, amen.
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