The daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, believes that God may be using the pandemic to draw people to the Gospel message and spark “spiritual renewal.”
“It’s time to pray! It’s time to turn away from our sin, self-centeredness and secularism, and turn to God in faith and trust. Now!“ said Anne Graham Lotz.
“If we heed God’s message, He can calm the storm and bring us through to a time of spiritual revival and national renewal,” she said.
She also quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14 “…if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
In her message, Graham brings to memory that God appeared to Moses in a “dense cloud” when the Israelites camped outside Mount Sinai.
Considering the coronavirus pandemic, Graham wrote that God said to Moses: “I shall come to you in a thick cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak…”(Exodus 19:9)
“The people were terrified!” she wrote. “But Moses encouraged them, Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin. The people looked, and there was the glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud.”
Her point of view
According to Graham, “God used the dense cloud and the lightning to get the people’s attention, to coax them into listening to Him.”
“Their leader, Moses, went into that frightful cloud and listened to what God was saying. In this difficult and scary time with the pandemic, we also can turn to God and seek to hear what He is saying to us,” explains Graham.
“Could the silver lining in the black cloud of the coronavirus be this?” asked Graham. “That it causes America to look up and listen to what God has to say, and therefore becomes the trigger for a national spiritual revival? May it be so!”