I suppose it’s good not to panic about things you cannot control, however the blasé attitude the world is paying to avian flu is astounding. With the news blaring ominous headlines like: “The Risk Now is High for Everybody” and Bloomberg with the delightful headline today: “Bird Flu, Spreading in Africa, May Touch Off Killer Pandemic”. Wow, with a killer pandemic on the inevitable horizon (as pointedly put by the World Health Organization) you’d think people would be feeling sheer terror. I suppose the terror will start once 1 in 5 starts coughing up their lungs.
How absolutely crucial it is that we be sure of our reason for existence - of why we are here. If I believed that we humans are on this earth due to mere chance and incredible evolution, I’d be freakin’ (to use the scientific name for it) right now. If I was a agnostic, humanist, evolutionist I’d now be preparing to make my “exit” and making way for the next higher life form: the super-bug. Thank God, I am not an evolutionist. I believe the Creator of all things has a plan that the earth is absolutely adhering to. I believe that to die on earth is only to be present with the Lord for the transformed Christian.
Christ warned us by stating: “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”[Luke 21:11, NIV]. Praise the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel that he is in control, and I don’t have to worry about my family, me, or where my investments are headed in my retirement plan. I’ve got the best, longest retirement plan going – AMEN.