2 Corinthians 4:7-9
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
2020 and now 2021, the world has been turned upside down, not by our gospel but by a virus called Corona. The words such as Pandemic, social distancing, unprecedented times, new normal have all become so popular and commonly used all over the world.
Yet the one word that has always and still bothered me is lockdown. Lock down is very restrictive.
To be lockdown is the confinement of prisoners to their cells for all or most of the day as a temporary security measure.
Or a lockdown could be an emergency protocol to prevent people or information from escaping.
Many countries have seen more than one lockdown and this has had both a negative and positive effect.
For some families it has been very stressful. You are always in each other’s face or space. Depression, stress, loss of finance, loss of jobs and the list goes on.
However, for the environmentalist, they believe the lockdown has resulted in clearer skies, clean water, and clean air.
Some people have used this time wisely and learnt new things. Some have learnt to exercise and go for walks; others have learnt to home school.
For some believers it has created a deeper relationship with the Lord, a deeper studying of the word of God.