If God Had Chosen Quarantine
What if God had chosen to quarantine
Himself (as the agnostics would have us
believe)? To be isolated from
the virus of man, to keep a social
and moral and holy distance from
Heaven to earth, (six feet, six miles–it
may as well be a million of either),
then what would have happened to all mankind?
For in the beginning we were
separated by a great gulf of sin–
by a rebellion caused by pride.
We listened to Another and
chose to believe we could be
wiser than our Creator and King.
What if God had chosen then to
quarantine Himself from us? To keep
His distance and His face covered and
His voice silenced and His heart closed?
How could our feet be cleansed that we
might stand on holy ground? And who
would wash our hands that we might
lift them to praise and worship
our Creator and our Savior
For we walk in this world where
communicable diseases of sin
brush up against us and cling to us.
They touch our eyes, our ears, our hands,
our feet, and our minds. How can we not
be touched daily by the virus of sin?
What if the Veil had not been torn?
If a mask still covered the face of God?
A mask that keeps the breath of God
from reaching us? A mask that keeps
us from his mercy, his grace, his goodness?
But the God of the universe risked
contamination and broke the quarantine.
He came down to us and the Veil
was torn, the mask ripped away
to reveal the face of a merciful God.
He that would not be quarantined.
He did not keep himself apart from us,
but came down and bridged that sinful
distance, and cleanses us with his blood
and daily washes our feet and hands.
Soli Deo Gloria