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Wash your Hands



We are surrounded by thousands of deadly pathogens. It is because of God’s mercy that we are not consumed. We live on a sin-filled Earth where a piece of ice can sink the Titanic, and where a microscopic virus, can bring a world to its knees.

In Isaiah 41, we see Israel, who had already faced pandemics, fires and floods, and the chains of bondage and slavery, now, once again, with a wolf at the door, and an enemy at the gate, and once again God makes good his promise,  keeps his covenant, and gives his word.

To wash your hands is good advice. Use soap and water. But it is better to go through a pandemic “with God,” than without him. Pontius Pilate tried to wash his hands, in an attempt to cleanse his conscience after failing to kneel and bow before the Truth. Jesus is the Truth and came to cleanse us from all our sin, and save us from the world’s greatest pathogen. Once a sinner fears God (repents) and places his faith (trusts) in Christ, he need fear nothing else. Oh yes, by all means "wash your hands," but remember, only God can wash your heart. In Isaiah 41:10 we find comfort, a shelter in the time of storm, and a Rock upon which to stand for all who bow at Jesus' feet and are in the Father's hand. -id

"Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God, I will Strengthen thee, Yea, I will help thee, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness."


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