Scarce Resources

Recently the world has received some wonderful news about the discovery of a number of vaccines which may protect us from the COVID-19 virus.  However, shortly afterwards the debate began on who should receive this scarce commodity.  Should it be all people in care homes, or just those in higher tiers?  Should the most vulnerable in higher tiers receive it before key workers in lowers tiers? And so, the debate goes on over these exceptionally difficult decisions.

Scarce resources are a common feature of the world we live in.  Earlier on in the year it was PPE which was scarce and was being sold for a premium.  Precious metals and minerals have always been scarce and sort after.  Alas on a more fundamental level, resources such as food and water are desperately needed in many parts of the world. 

But the Bible talks about a time when there will be enough of everything to go around for everyone.  In God’s Kingdom, which will be established here on earth, we are told in the Bible that at that time:

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly.

For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.

Isaiah 35:1-2, 6-7

We are also told how we humans can be changed and that there will be no need to worry about viruses or vaccines:

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.

Isaiah 35:5-6

This sounds a complete contrast to the conditions which we are living in at the moment.  To find out how YOU can share in this world, why not read the Bible, to find out more.

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