2. We’re all going to die.
Nobody has died in the coronavirus pandemic that wasn’t going to die anyway, nobody.
This is the inevitable reality; and the more starkly people face it, the more they are forced to see their mortality, the more fear it generates in their hearts.
Many try to forget about it and lose themselves in entertainment or drugs.
But they’re housebound, they’re locked up and they can’t easily get to all of their forms of escape.
Drugs aren’t as readily accessible to people in this country as they once were. Normal forms of entertainment, which are escapes for people, are not available. Sports, which is an escape for a massive part of our generation, are unavailable.
So there is a starkness in this moment in our history that brings the reality of death home with power.
People realize they’re not in control. There are forces out there that they can’t defend themselves against.
And as believers we need to make sure that we’re available to say, “The Bible says,
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." — Romans 6:23 ESV
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" — Romans 3:23 ESV
The proof of our sinfulness is our death. Everyone dies, everyone.