The Doctor: Dr. Li Wenliang who sounded an alarm about the potential new virus outbreak and advised people to warn others was reprimanded for doing so. His message was simple:
“A new coronavirus infection has been confirmed and its type is being identified. Inform all family and relatives to be on guard”Dr. Li Wenliang
This whistleblower message was not appreciated. Dr. Li was persecuted and defamed. What were the charges against him? He was “making untrue comments” and “severely disturbing social order”.
Eventually, the reality surfaced, but then it was too late. The monster virus had grown wings. While authorities were busy saving face by covering up the truth, the virus had built its army and strategically dispatched them across the globe. What followed is the history that the whole world is writing today. The history that has never been written before. There have been pandemics in the time past, but none has ever taken this course.
Who could have imagined that a problem that would disorient the whole world to the extent that schools of all levels, meeting places, workplaces, etc., are frozen up at the ruling of the virus kingdom would ever happen? Various airports, national and international flights were shut down. Home arrest is no longer about the offenders but the music everyone must dance to. People are being imprisoned in their various homes. Fears, worry and anxiety are boldly written all over the faces of people.
These Covid19 viruses are no respecter of anyone. They have no regard for any authority nor certificate. Boundaries and borders have no place in their operations. Not even the offices and homes of the powerful Presidents of the world were spared in their invasion. The countries of the world went on lockdown as these viruses ravage the globe.
It is unimaginable seeing how vulnerable our world is. With all the world’s technologies, artificial intelligence, the seasoned scientists, the pride of power and sophisticated weapons of war, a virus could simply trigger its kingdom and take over the nations of the world with ease.
Our leaders are so stressed and bombarded with the burdens of their people. Scientists are working hard to find a solution to the problems. Unfortunately, this war is not about Nuclear weapons but Nucleic power. This war is not about plane or knowledge hijackers but human cells hijackers. Unto whom shall we turn? Who can single-handedly deliver the earth from this Covid19 siege?
Maybe a stitch in time would probably have saved nine. Who knows the real reasons why the decisions to mask the truth about the newly emerged virus were made, and the conclusion was drawn? Before we point accusing fingers, in what ways have we been allowing similar traits in our lives? Isn’t with this same attitude people treat God today? Isn’t it the same today how many are not taking a call to repentance seriously? Isn’t it the same today how the message of Christ and warning about the pending danger looming over the world is being attacked and defamed? Isn’t it the same today how the whistleblowers are being ridiculed, shut down and resisted? Isn’t it the same today how the truth is being covered and battered? Isn’t it the same today how the truths are falling in the street?
That man cried out in his little unpopular way just as God’s servants are crying out today everywhere through various means, telling people about the love of God that saves from sins and iniquity. They said his message was “untrue comments” and “severely disturbing social order”. Just as some people would say these days that the words and ways of God are “untrue” and talking about them are “disturbing social orders”. Now, the world is forced to learn in a bitter way. We don’t have to go through this path again friends. We must be proactive. We must find out the truth and stand with it. No more assumption about the things of God. We must take time to seek His ways. The power that designed this world is the only one that can fix it appropriately.
At least, the whole world has just witnessed the fact that the brain can freeze, power can become powerless, knowledge can be messed up, science can be taken a hostage, wisdom can be subjective. Now the world has learned its limit. Now some wise Presidents are giving God His place in their parliaments, rebuilding the broken relationship, destroying the walls of partition between nations and God, and bring God back into the temples. It is wise not to be left out in this awakening. This is time to return to our Marker and our God, seeking His face continually.
Dear reader, please let us take a moment to think about this. It may sound foolish and unreasonable to some people, but remember how the initial, gentle warning about Covid19 met with a negative response until it was too late to handle without the loss of life. There is Danger in Delaying.
O. Margaret Akinloye