People have been panicking over the COVID-19 virus for the past 2 weeks, if not longer. The stock market has frequently taken hits, too. The Trump administration has, correctly in my opinion, talked about how the fundamentals of this amazing economy are still strong. Despite those things, it’s time to learn from children. If this story doesn’t help settle you down, then you’re hopeless.

It’s a story about a brother and sister here in Minnesota. The boy’s given name is Brandon. Brandon’s sister’s name is Cameron. According to the story, Brandon’s mother Sheletta Brundidge, a comedian and mother of four said that “Brandon ‘has crippling anxiety because of his autism diagnosis. We watch the news every day and he was watching it and was taking in all the fear and panic…it just made him so scared.'”

Sheletta shared this video with Fox News:

The verse that Miss Cameron taught Brandon is found in II Timothy 1:7. It says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Far too often, people attempt to solve things on their own. If I were king for a day, I’d banish the phrase “God helps those that help themselves.”

The truth is that God helps those that trust Him. King Solomon, the wisest and richest man that ever lived, wrote a book known as Proverbs. In chapter 3 of Proverbs, Solomon wrote “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”

In the past 2-3 weeks, people have tried getting by on their own. Solomon instructs us that trusting in the all-powerful God who created the universe is better than trusting in our own instincts. Miss Cameron essentially taught Brandon to trust in the Lord rather than worry about the fear that the world produces daily. In Brandon’s world, things went from chaotic to peace-filled in seconds.

It seems to me that we’re better off paying attention to Cameron’s and Brandon’s interaction than if we just buy the world’s panic. If you don’t do anything else, thank God for giving you insight into His world. Better yet, thank Him for giving you peace that surpasses human understanding just because you asked Him.

One Response to “The importance of learning COVID-19 lessons from children”

  • J. Ewing says:

    Seems to me that “God grant me wisdom” is enough. Just notice that so far this year, the FLU has killed 10,000 Americans, while the Wuhan virus has killed only 352. The media-driven panic is worse than the disease.

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