“And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
With the declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is now a pandemic, there has seemingly been a corresponding pandemic of fear. Pandemic comes from the Greek prefix “pan” (all), and the root word “demos” (people). Thus, “all people” describes a global contagion. Death, however, is the only true pandemic that, without exception, will be experienced by every person. For the pandemics of fear and death there is no vaccine. In the midst of widespread panic and despair, only the life committed to a victorious Savior will have peace, confidence, hope, and assurance.