It is not easy to negotiate the passage to the truth these days in dealing with an amazing amount of information we have been bombarded by various sources of media. Sometimes we feel as if we have no time to have a quiet moment in order to sort through what we learned and how we should respond. Having dealt with Covid-19 in both personal situations and work-related ones, I have no question about the severity of the virus and its impact on our lives. I simply pray that God either will remove it directly or grant us knowledge in doing so.
But there are still questions about different conspiracies and about a small group of very wealthy people who have a desire to create a “global crisis” in order to manipulate, control and eventually gain dominance over the world from this pandemic. They are based their approach on three steps: they create a crisis —> people demand answers for the crisis —> they offer solutions. I am not smart enough or evil enough to become an expert on all aspects of evil behaviour. So I won’t comment on whether it is true or not. However, I have dealt with human evil deeds enough time to disregard or overlook that possibility.
As a Christian, I am confident that no matter what the evil one intends his script for human suffering and destruction to be, God is always at least one step ahead. The way God deals with us in our human predicament and evil intent is to allow Jesus to enter the world to be one among us. In doing so, God confronts human brokenness straight on, hears our cry for help and gives us Jesus’ companionship and finally grants us the way for redemption via Easter. We no longer have to be afraid of death.
So as much as I am aware of these accounts of conspiracies, my God is bigger than any “globalist wannabe” and I am committed to God’s faithfulness and mercy. I will strive forward with the belief that God is active in all dimensions of human existence: empirical science, social science, medicine, philosophy, music, art, psychology, humanity, behaviour science, sexuality and in theology…No need for me to be afraid. I keep going about my day with the commitment to care for the sick, the oppressed, the disadvantaged, the poor and the elderly with what God has given me.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4: 12)