Which Invisible Enemy?

Throughout the pandemic this year, we have often heard the words “invisible enemy” describing the virus in the efforts to combat it.

While things have loosened up somewhat, we still hear that this invisible enemy still threatens, and that things could change for the worse at any moment. Perhaps they will.

But we always live with the possibility of things changing drastically at any moment. The Christian should remember that.

For this life will pass, and we must keep our eyes on eternity no matter what befalls us. All is a means to an end.

Fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Mt. 10:28)

In these uncertain times, we have the certainty of eternity – to be spent either in heaven or in hell.

How different the world would be if everyone responded with similar concern about the far more powerful invisible enemy Christ warns about.

For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul? (Mt. 16:26)

October 20, 2020