Scripture of the Day
Being inspired by this scripture, today, I have a prayer. God Almighty, Creator of the Universe, who brings forth the fruit of the vine, have mercy. Let enough be enough, as it was then. The second wave of this pandemic is blazing like a wild fire. Please, cease this. On the authority of Jesus name, I call for the end of the COVID-19 virus. Let it blow away like ash in the wind, dead and done, amen.
13 Gad [God’s prophet to the king] came to deliver the message: “Do you want three years of famine in the land, or three months of running from your enemies while they chase you down, or three days of an epidemic on the country? Think it over and make up your mind. What shall I tell the one who sent me?”
14 David [King of Israel] told Gad, “They’re all terrible! But I’d rather be punished by God, whose mercy is great, than fall into human hands.”
15-16 So God let loose an epidemic from morning until suppertime. From Dan to Beersheba seventy thousand people died. But when the angel reached out over Jerusalem to destroy it, God felt the pain of the terror and told the angel who was spreading death among the people, “Enough’s enough! Pull back!”
The angel of God had just reached the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. David looked up and saw the angel hovering between earth and sky, sword drawn and about to strike Jerusalem. David and the elders bowed in prayer and covered themselves with rough burlap.
17 When David saw the angel about to destroy the people, he prayed, “Please! I’m the one who sinned; I, the shepherd, did the wrong. But these sheep, what did they do wrong? Punish me and my family, not them.”
18-19 That same day Gad came to David and said, “Go and build an altar on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” David did what Gad told him”
After King David did what was asked the scripture says, “God was moved by the prayers and that was the end of the disaster.”