I have been a listener in the church since I retired from my preaching career, and all I noticed was the struggle of most preachers in looking for a biblical sermon idea. They were like being trained in the seminary, where “theology is king.” I had a friend who had memorized his church doctrines like he was going to take the bar exam. But when you asked him something that deviated from his tanked Bible teachings, he would become clueless, like a cabdriver without GPS. That is how most modern preachers have turned out to be these days. They cannot speak for Jesus since their theology has swallowed them.
What if COVID-19 would his and kill us this year? The year 2021 is riskier than other years in our lifetime. Big governments tell us that. True or not, we must prepare spiritually for any eventuality. We could be hit anytime since COVID-19 is unseen—it is unpredictable as lightning particularly in countries with poor hospital equipment and resources. Where shall we go should this virus put us to sleep forever? The first question which a sensible old person—taking maintenance drug—should ask while in the hospital bed is, “Can I get out of this place alive?”