Recent pandemic outbreaks around the world have forced officials to urge social distancing. The hope to flatten the curve was out of a desire to minimize pressure on the health care system. Even with clear communication and expectations, thousands chose to continue with the spring break plans and head to the beach. We may never know what impact this choice had on the escalation of COVID-19 cases in America. What we do know is this activity reinforces a known rebellion against authority and a willingness to ignore warnings.
While heeding healthcare warnings in a pandemic are extremely important, they pale in comparison to the refusal to heed the message of the Gospel. Even still, most refuse to hear the message of hope. Acts 28:23-24 describe a common occurrence.
Paul had clearly presented the Gospel to Roman Jews. While some believed, many refused to trust and put their hope in Jesus. This continues to this day. The same message of purpose and peace that Paul preached over two thousand years ago is relevant today.Yet, like then, many hear but don’t listen. Whether it be pride or unwillingness, many hear the message of Jesus’ promise of peace and eternal life, yet choose to continue to live a life of emptiness and despair. I implore you to consider today what a difference that Jesus can make in your life. Hope is extended to you today. If you want to learn more visit https://calvaryga.com/hope/