Many remembered the Bible time incidents during the initial days. I thought of them too. Mostly that was to say, lockdown is found in the Bible! Definitedly the Israelites faced total lockdown. That meant life and death for them.
- Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. (Isaiah 26:20)
- Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. … Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. (Exodus 11:4-5, 12:7-10).
Others shared the Bronze Snake story found in Numbers 2:19, and made a call to took to the Cross. “So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.”
On the 11th Day, the words of Jesus flashed my mind.
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and body more important than cloths?” (Matthews 6:25).
Life is important. Once reminded me of the most basics for human. All things are to support life. No doubt in times of lockdown, we are back to essentials that keep us alive – food, medicines.
Another verse I Timothy 6:8. “But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”