This week the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines began to take stronger measures to control the growth of the Covid Delta Variant. I completely agree with these measures, since this virus can affect so many people.
God has been incredibly gracious to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. If the Delta variant reached into the communities, it would prove disastrous since we are a very small Country. There would be few places to hide.
Currently most islands around us like Barbados, Trinidad, St. Lucia, and Grenada are all locked down, and under extreme measures to control the spread of Covid. Meanwhile Vincentians have no curfew or lockdown, and few safety measures in place.
This freedom is a blessing for which we should praise God! My concern though is the people are taking Gods protection for granted.
In February when the Covid numbers were very high, everyone took their safety and health seriously. But since then things have become more and more relaxed.
In a way it’s as if the people don’t believe God will do anything to them.
This is a very serious problem!
Scripture teaches us the grace and protection of God is meant to draw us towards repentance instead of taking advantage of Him. The Lord is patient with us because He doesn’t want anyone to experience the penalty of sin. However, those who ignore the repeated warnings have only themselves to blame when His judgement comes.
Reverence for God worships His grace, but also knows that grace will not last forever.
Thursday night I encouraged a group of Christian friends to “take their safety seriously” because we will experience community spread of the Delta-variant eventually.
Flights from the US are coming in every Saturday, and though the Vincentian government is doing an excellent job with quarantine, it only takes one individual with Covid to start a serious problem.
This doesn’t mean everyone should get the vaccine like I have
It does mean that we should prepare for the day when Gods grace will be temporarily removed.