Barn Building and the Corona Calamity..!

Suddenly, arrogant, loudmouthed leaders of the world, some closer home, who with sneers, jeers and taunts, poked fun at others, have changed their tone. Some had great plans to reshape demography, recreate borders and rebuild their nations, using cunning, clever and Machiavellian ideas, they had even stolen from the handbook of Hitler.
But corona has changed their rhetoric and their tone to whining whimpers!
Suddenly, they realize that the destiny of their nations, is not in their hands, but in the hands of a power much greater, bigger and huger than their tiny selves, as they cower inside their homes and address their people with fear!
And as I hear them now, I am reminded this Sunday of a parable from the scriptures: Luke 12 verses 13-21: Then he (Jesus) said to them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed, because a man’s life is not measured by how many possessions he has.”
16 He told them a parable: “The land of a certain rich man produced very well. 17 He was thinking to himself, ‘What will I do, because I do not have anywhere to store my crops?’ 18 He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and goods. 19 And I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your soul will be demanded from you. Now who will get what you have prepared?’
21 “That is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
Yes, my dear friends, we who have been callous and cruel to our neighbours, and have been thinking of building a bigger barn of our country to store only like- minded people who worship like ourselves, here’s a message for you.
What this virus, can teach us, is humility!
That nothing, no nothing is in our hands, and like the rich man who wanted to build bigger barns, we who have trampled on others, now realize that death can stamp us out in a jiffy!
Can you hear God saying to you such leaders, “You Fool, humble yourselves today, learn to be compassionate like I am compassionate, and learn to love your neighbour like you love yourself?”
There is a message that is coming through this devastating, deadly, death-dealing virus, and that is to ‘humble ourselves’ instead of building our sky high, selfish barns! Or as God says, “You fool! Now who will get what you have prepared?”




DARE by Robert Clements.
It will change your life.

8 thoughts on “Barn Building and the Corona Calamity..!”

  1. I think this is the first time we see death staring at macro level. Surely it has changed the thinking of many a leaders as you say.

    Would you Bob put your thoughts on how an individual and a family thinks when death seems so close.

  2. What a message! Let’s ponder on the reality. Our life is but like a vapour. Let us leave behind a legacy of love than hate that will not only destroy us but the whole nation.

  3. Bob, great warning and an opportunity to mend our ways. When a tiny invisible virus is staring at our great leaders and asking ” where are your nuclear weapons, where is your Z+ security cover, where are your commandos ” do these powerful giants have an answer I don’t think? The parable of the rich fool sums up aptly “whose will be the the wealth amassed by greed. ” A big question for our reflection when Corona is in a mood to destroy.

  4. All the tears and hoarse cries of innocent poor people in the detention camps have rent the skies to our Heavenly Father..they started their agenda but He had a bigger bring them to their knees

    The leaders were fearfolled so like cowards throwing their fear on innocent people as cover up.

  5. For people who want to live by the sword and die by the sword and consider themselves mighty and powerful, microscopic viruses like covid-19 are the weapons of mass destruction that will bring them to their knees !

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