From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin
I watched a television interview back in mid-April when the peak of the COVID-19 crisis was hitting New York City.
The news anchor was asking New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, about his thoughts on the downward trend of the coronavirus numbers.
The brash politician could not have been clearer, or more arrogant, in his reply: “The number is down because we brought the number down. God did not do that. Faith did not do that. A lot of pain and suffering did that.”
I couldn’t disagree with the governor more!
His ignorant statement truly betrayed his Roman Catholic heritage and played his hand as to where this man puts his trust.
The Bible holds a very different position from the one Cuomo espouses.
Psalm 20:7 says this: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
King David was the one who wrote this psalm and he had quite an impressive army at the time, one that had achieved many victories in battle.
Nevertheless, this godly king understood that it was not really his army, but the God who stood behind his army, that was truly responsible for victory.
Where is your trust today?
As the hymn writer once said, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
If the ramifications of this pandemic has taught us anything it is this: we need God more than ever!
Andrew Cuomo or any other world leader isn’t going to be my refuge in my hour of deepest need.
Only the Lord can handle that tough assignment.
I encourage you today to consider your life and where your security lies.
Maybe you need to make a severe gut check!