A note to those who want to downplay the Covid-19 situation as being just a ‘bad flu year’.
As of today the US death toll passed 400,000 in less than a full 12 months.
Compare to total US flu deaths in the decade between 2010-19: a little over 337,000
It should NOT be something followers of Jesus should fear. But we SHOULD love our non-believing neighbours by ensuring our choices and behaviours do not put them at increased risk.
And we should NOT join in the spreading of conspiratorial lies denying the disease’s reality or seriousness.
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Him, and He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
“He took up our infirmities
and bore our diseases”.