Some say He could stop COVID-19, and will, after He's made His point.
I have to disagree with that; not that He can't stop it, but that He's using it to try to make a point.
God's subtle, and does not need to kill a lot of people to get something across.
I think the reason He won't stop it is because He would be contradicting Himself; He gave us the free will to choose Him, and if He stepped in to alter a fallen Creation...then what would be the need for free will?
What would our acceptance of Him be worth, under those circumstances?
What need for faith, and all of the good things that come from it?
What need for the Passion, if all could be righted with a snap of trancendent fingers?
I think He's crying with us, and with holy tears streaming down His face, He's holding out His hands to us.
With a yearning, and an appeal.
He knows we're upset with Him, and maybe even questioning His love.
He knows we don't understand, and are ready to turn away.
And still, He holds out His hands.
It's all He can do.
Please dance with Me.
Tho' all seems to be coming apart, please put your hands in My hands, and your heart in Mine.
Tho' it be your Passion...please...take My hands.
The whole sad world's under attack,
and it all seems very flawed,
but don't in sorrow turn your back
upon your bashful dancing God.
He waits for you to take His hand
(for your touch He can't compel)
and soar a reel above the land,
to birdsong and an angel's bell,
out and through a golden door
in innocence of revely,
then set safe at home once more
in afterglow of melody,
where no virus born can ever kill
God's bluebird on your windowsill.
Here are The Dubliners, with Lord of the Dance
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