Sin, the Virus that’s taking over
I am sure you have heard about this deadly virus going around. It is reported every hour, and over 2000 people have died from it. Conspiracy theorists have connected it to governments trying to maintain world populations, each politician running for office claim there will be no more viruses once elected, and the religious community is giving God the credit. This virus defiantly is making 2020 a villain in this decade.
But to me, I honestly believe it is an example of how Sin works right before our eyes. Sin is a contagious virus that’s never-ending. To liberate a virus like the Corvid-9 (as known as coronavirus), officials are spraying infective areas, isolating people and doing whatever it takes to protect the community from the virus. One cough from a sick person can infect ten or more people all at once, and before you know it, 100 people are sick. Just like Sin, but Sin is an ongoing like the Mobius loop (infinite loop) that cannot stop. Sin is more aggressive and deadlier as it spreads throughout generations, through written/visual content, conversations, social, political, and educational groups. When Eve and Adam ate the apple from the forbidden tree, not only was it an act of rebellion, but their act transcended to their children (Cain) and so forth.
Knowing all this makes me understand why God sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross and to rise three days later for our sins. Unlike the Corvid-9 where medical support is limited, whoever accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior has access to a FREE vaccine every single day called Salvation. When we make a mistake, we can repent and start over without a sacrificial ceremony. I don’t know about you, but that’s great news for me.
On another note, a few weeks ago in Southern California, an unforeseen tragic event broke the whole country’s heart. Kobe Bryant and eight people died in a helicopter crash on a Sunday morning. I’m not a basketball fan so I didn’t keep up with Kobe’s legacy, but I had the chance to watch a lot of his motivational talks and I want to share what I’ve learned.
Kobe understood the power of having laser focus and how it can destroy fear, doubt, and laziness if used correctly. He lived by the word Mamba, which became the mantra in his life. Coincidentally his jersey “24” aligned with 1 Corinthians 9:24 when Paul shared what it meant to have a mamba focus as a follower (a disciple) of Christ on this earth.
The Need for Self-Discipline
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
Therefore, continue to focus on your life’s goal and aim to leave behind a legacy.