“O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy burning rage, (Psalm. 38:1)

Saint David pleading, “O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy burning rage, (Psalm. 38:1) sequel from sequel from his suffering of GOD’s rage. Human’s evil deeds have brought rage upon them, which led to inundation of punishment. Flood, hurricane, drought, famine, plague are the signs of his rage towards heresies and sinners.

This world has been hit with these castigations since ancient; many have suffered, get traumatized and endure painful death because it’s full of sinners who flout GOD’s commandments. Countries like America, China, Japan, Italy and other parts of Europe encountered these pestilences for their lack of faith in GOD and Satanic believe. Our world’s most fear of facing plagues as HIV AIDS, Ebola and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) again taking many lives has become true.

Recent incidents have proven a new Virus inflating from animals to humans; This Corona Virus is attacking breathing system that emerged from China. It’s citizen being adapted to eating insects, mammals and animals are tainted by the virus.  Around 5 million people have been infected by it in China. Other parts of the world including Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam, are also rammed. More than ten thousand people have died.

In African countries like Gambia, Djibouti, Zambia, Mauritius, Chad, Niger, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Eritrea, Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Algeria,   Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, infected and Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo,  Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania, people are infected by this new virus and their number of people infected is growing by the day. Specifically in Italy, it has been reported on 23/3/2020 that more than eight hundred people died.

Analogously, country Ethiopia lurched on this disease; though no death registered, the number of infected patients seems to be increasing. Informants have reported a Japanese man, which previously was within the country returned back from Burkina Faso stained with the deadly disease and spread it on local citizens.

Medical researchers are also showing doubts about the real cause of the virus due to difference in information. The Chinese government stated that the virus originated in a Wuhan wet market, enabling trans-species mutations of pathogens. This process leaped into human bodies causing their infection. Another research by the Lancet revealed that the analyzed cases of the infected documented in early December, had no link to this Wuhan wet market.

These doubts and predicaments on the protection of the deadly virus, has put the people’s life in danger. Conversely, it is stated in the bible about these types of plague which have been upon the sinners. Throughout generations, gentiles sinning and defying of the commandment resulted in GOD punishment through plagues, flame and storm. Just as it’s affirmed, “Therefore, have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the LORD GOD”. (Ezekiel 22:31)

Though Ethiopia didn’t lurched plagues such as Ebola and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), she has lost many of her citizens in HIV AIDS. Seeming to have deadly threat, the Corona Virus, is attacking people in its capital city Addis Ababa. After its flare-up, the numbers of infected people have increased. Medical professionals all over the world have tried to find the medicine for it of which they have failed. Desperate to spare lives of others as well themselves, they laid out directions for protection of the virus.  Related with keeping hygiene, people are expected to wash hands and keep distance from one another until permanent solution is found.

Nevertheless, Holy Church reminds about GOD’s rage leading to this plagues of which the remedy is Holy Water, Prayer and Fasting.  At a time like this, we need to raise our hand towards heaven in search of our LORD querying forgiveness and salvation.

When GOD’s lenience exceeds its limits, his rage is of the presence. Humans would be punished by then where he sends all the fulmination on earth to destroy sinners but, remind Christians of his existence. GOD’s displeasure, hate, anger, wrath and vengeance is as immense as his Love; As stated in the Hebrews warning sinful people, “is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living GOD” (Heb. 10:31).

Hence all mortals shall be reminded of his rage inquiring for his forgiveness: some countries have started employ Church liturgies; while Russia spray the country with Holy Water, Ethiopia and some Cities of America are burning incense within the cities of their country.  Hoping GOD will redeem them; people including those who have been defying his rules are participating in this liturgy.

May GOD have mercy on us! Amen