“Parable in the Key of C”
Curtis Collins crept close to the edge of Copper Canyon. He had been cautioned by his parents to be careful in his curiosity to see how close he could get to the edge. Yet, the young man was a little confident and cocky. After all, he had conquered the elementary years, and was venturing into the years of a junior high Why did he actually need the constant chirping and council of his caring parents? He, frankly, was tired of them always correcting him and telling him he was wrong. He pulled out a camera and asked a passerby to take a picture of him near the edge. Closer and closer he got to the edge! Then, before you could blink, the ground Curtis had stood on and seemed so safe collapsed. A great cry echoed down the canyon as Curtis fell to his death. His parents were filled with sorrow and very much in need of comfort. Callousness to counsel will lead to chaos!
Proverbs 29:25 – “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
Chaos seems to have taken over our world. With the COVID-19 scare, our world has seemed to come to a screeching halt. Much controversy has circulated over the government and its role in churches, schools, social gatherings, etc. The fear of death has gripped so many, and while that may seem natural, the truth is that all will die one day (Hebrews 9:27). Not that long ago when one coughed or sneezed, they were encouraged to cover their mouth or direct their mouth into their arm. Now, when one coughs, people scatter for fear of the contagious virus. In America, the cry has sounded to our Commander in Chief, Congress, and the Collective elites in the medical field to find a solution to stop the virus.
For the Christian, we must face the reality that this virus is a real sickness. People are dying and will continue to die for who knows how long. Obviously, we hope and pray that this will soon cease and we can get back to the normal routine in life. But for now, what comfort can we have to cope with the issues that surround our world? The only answer is CHRIST. His Spirit is called the Comforter. I love the fact that I can be confident that if all forsake me, the Comforter will be there to put His arms around me and console me. Instead of running to everyone else, the only place to run is to the counsel of the Word of God. It is comforting to know that we have a God of compassion, ever concerned about our needs.
Evangelist Eric Ramos