America is in a state of inconsistency. How you live from day-to-day during the COVID-19 crisis depends on your locality. Our friends in California are housebound. Here in Arizona, just across the state line, life is reasonably normal, except for the run on paper products. In places such as New York, a full quarantine is in effect. Times Square is empty. Theaters are closed. Restaurants are empty. Across the nation many are quarantined, isolated by government decree or by choice. They are waiting out the passing of the death angel of COVID-19, and most don’t have the blood of the lamb on their doors.
Many are alone, fearful, and panicking. They are looking to the government for a handout, but too few are looking to the Lord for hope and health. For everyone, I have a message: GOD ISN’T QUARANTINED! He isn’t limited by a killer virus. He can’t be told to stay at home. He is an “essential service” that politicians can’t defy. He is needed by the poor and the wealthy, the well and the sick. He is in our midst now to deliver us as individuals and as a nation.
The Lord doesn’t have to stay home, hunkered down with hoarded food and Lysol. He is the Lord of the Universe. As Psalm 66:1-2 says, “Heaven is my throne and earth is my footstool. Where is the house that you will build me? For all these things My hand has made, and all those things exist.”
He wants to heal our land and bless us with the fruits of our labors if we’ll repent of our immorality and arrogance. He isn’t like Amazon Prime or FedEx. He always delivers, on time and with what we need, not what we want. Exodus 34:6-7 declares that the Lord is “merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands.” If you are sequestered, be assured that the Lord is there in the midst of your confinement to comfort and restore you to health. America, God is not quarantined.