God:created the virus and has the antidote...
St Matthew 27:57-61 “When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathae-a named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth. And laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn out in the rock: and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre”.
This scripture reading is full of nuances and richness at all levels that it would take a scholar to make the most of it; nevertheless, I bring it to you from someone who loves the word of God, so this is based in simplicity. No one who have met the Lord Christ Jesus would misunderstand anything I am about to say: love is contagious and as far as Jesus goes, He spreads it wherever He goes and if you have met Him, then you have the traits of the love virus within you because He is the strongest carrier.
In this reading we see the lives of many folks that were impacted by Jesus, His presence, ministry and the love He shared with humanity. At some level, they were missing the touch of love in their lives and when it was poured out upon them, they received it with joy. It was not forgotten either.
Sometimes we go through period of loving folks in this world, but that quickly fades away when that person is no longer in close proximity of our lives, but the love which Jesus gave was some “kinda” love which could not be forgotten and today is still running rampant.
There was no demographic barrier to someone accepting that which He gave, it was available to the rich, the poor, the middle class; this love broke down the high walls of society, it crept into the boudoirs of women of the night; if you were a street-walker, He found you or you found Him, the virus was spread at a high-capacity that enable deliverance.
He was selling something and by gosh He wasn’t particular who bought it: Jesus was spreading the attributes, the culture, the feel, the emotions, the warmth, the coolness, the fever of love and the only clause was to meet that man and accept it.
You see love so powerful caused Joseph a rich man, named as His disciple to make a requisition for Jesus body when He died without any fuss; the love of Jesus caused Joseph to organize a secret burial in a private tombstone. The love of Jesus caused Mary and Mary to follow the body of Jesus from the cross to the tomb to ensure a visual for reporting and for their own comfort: Love.
When you have experienced this love, it is difficult to be mine-centric; it may come, but not to stay and not without much regret. When you experience this love, the things you wouldn’t ordinarily do becomes second nature and you have this renewed mindset going on; folks get to thinking that you have changed, not the person you use to be; something has happened to you and of a truth they got it right.
Now if you happen to be reading this post and might be thinking you want to be infected with this virus (if you haven’t got it as yet); it’s an easy step, just say out loud or in your heart, “Lord Jesus, I want you to want me; I want you to infect me with your type of love, your virus, YOU; infect me to the point that it never runs out; Jesus, I think what I am asking for is your particular brand of living and loving. Let it course true me and if by chance, I haven’t had an experience of meeting you as I ought to, I beg for you to rectify it and come meet me now”.
New trivia: a king fasted for one of God’s beloved sons; who are these two individuals?